Rural Business is in my Blood
Growing up on a farm close to Kerikeri, rural life is in my blood. This is coupled with a strong passion for all things business. I bring my proven marketing acumen and an entrepreneur’s hustle and mindset to rural and lifestyle real estate.
During university breaks at my family’s multi-generational Angus Stud, Matauri Angus, you would find me in gumboots. I provided my marketing skills to the family operation through the stud’s successful market growth in New Zealand and with genetics internationally, before spending 2020 back on the land with my sleeves rolled up.
After completing my studies in Business and Marketing at the University of Otago, I then pursued a career in marketing and publishing. This was before a stint on a super yacht took me abroad. Returning to New Zealand in 2010, I co-founded and built a successful high-end inbound travel agency. This is where I honed my networking and business knowledge, working with discerning clients from the USA, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
Outside work, you’ll find me golfing, spearfishing, hiking, playing cricket and all things outdoors. My passions extend to photography, writing, gardening and cooking. Proud achievements include completing the Great Wall of China Marathon, sailing across the Atlantic Ocean and hosting the Augusta National Golf Club membership during their visit to New Zealand.
Confidence, communication and integrity provide the foundations of my work ethic. From my sales and business experience, I bring a strong client network.
Call me at Barfoot & Thompson Kerikeri. I would love to hear your exciting stories; where you’ve been and where you want to go!