People are really what makes us, well... us. So "who" the heck are "us"?
Meet the team in their own words:
Angela Crates - General Manager
Having qualified as an Accountant and worked in the corporate world for a few years decided that small business was where my passion lies. Outside of work my main passion has been supporting my son as he grows up, with lots of involvement in Sea Scouts and Surf Life Saving. I really enjoy working with Elevates wonderful client's and helping them have a totally "outstanding" experience from start to finish.
Annabelle Bates – Sales & Marketing Manager
Having many years’ experience in Sales, Marketing and Customer Service, I love what Elevate stands for and offers our Clients and the Community. I am an energetic, ambitious person who has developed a mature and responsible approach to any task I undertake, or situation I am presented with. I have a passion for getting people with different interests and backgrounds together for an event and seeing them achieve certain objectives and having fun on the way. Come to Elevate and get the “Wow” experience!
Morgan Clapham - Lead Facilitator
I love life, love seeing others enjoying themselves, and try to have FUN with everything I do. I've always been a really creative and social person, with a background in design and digital media, my role at Elevate just sort of fell into place... well let's be honest, they wanted me for my AWESOMENESS!! That aside I love getting out on events and working in this dynamic environment with such an incredible team of people, being involved in the fantastic difference Elevate makes is so rewarding!
Shaney Gray - Lead Facilitator
I love living an active, fast paced life style. Whether its running around on the soccer field or boxing in the gym. I literary cant sit still! This and having past booking experience in the film industry, made coming to Elevate to work as an Event Facilitator a no-brainer. The combination of in office admin and being able to get out and about on events makes for an fun and refreshing work environment.
Chris Gulley - Creative Director At Large
(currently working in the Germany office)
Having worked in the corporate sector in my 'formative' years, and then having invested time expeditioning and a few years outdoor instructing, I've managed to meld the two 'worlds' together. I don't do 'touchy feely', I'm not into holding hands and swaying, singing "Kum By Ya", nor do I think that people should be railroaded into high ropes and other such challenges that can do more harm than good - but 18 years ago that was, to a large extent, what "team building" was. That's why Elevate was born.
Oliver Parata - Facilitator
I joined the company as the F Word chef and fell in love with the job. As an ex military/Event Chef and bicycle technician I have the skills to help make your event amazing. I am full of beans I love mountain biking, climbing and challenging people. Soon I will be studying to become a teacher so I can guide some young minds. I cant wait to help you have a GREAT time at your event.
Tom Land - Facilitator
Tom is a confident public speaker, facilitator and MC who loves getting the best out of people. Tom takes challenges to the next level. He loves the charity aspect that is a central component of all of Elevate's events. Tom also has a passion for New Zealand's incredible environment.