Glen's background as an arborist and experience on other Hauraki Gulf Islands has prepared him fabulously for the ever-changing roles on Rotoroa Island. He has a keen love of fishing and is a dab hand on a BBQ. Glen's favourite spot on the island is Ladies Bay, a BBQ and fabulous place for a swim.
Assistant Island Manager
Milly is the lead guide on our island Nature Walks. Her background in early childhood education gives her amazing insights into connecting people with conservation. Milly can be found doing any one of the various tasks on the island - from preparing holiday homes for guests to checking the traps around the island, or a welcoming face in our kiosk.
Julia Graham is a little blue penguin researcher with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Environmental Management) and a background in horticulture, pest eradication & native species monitoring. Passionate about NZ native flora and fauna, Julia loves Rotoroa Island as it symbolises hope in the fight for our native species, and promise of a better future for them. She also loves the Kiosk icecreams and is a regular customer there!
Juliei lives on a neighbouring island, Pakatoa and has a varied role as a weekend ranger on Rotoroa Island. Most of all she enjoys sharing the fascinating history of the island and witnessing our visitors experience special moments like seeing endangered species (such as kiwi and takahe) for the first time.
A keen outdoorsman with a background in horticulture and education, Andrew loves the way Rotoroa Island vegetation has changed so much in such a short time, providing ideal conditions for native birds to thrive and breed successfully. His favourite times on Rotoroa are when the kowhai bloom, then later when you get the chance to spot pāteke, dotterel and oyster catcher chicks, or perhaps even see a rare takahē chick.
Jo is a passionate supporter of making sanctuaries predator free then letting nature do what it does best. With a background in planning and ecology, she's been involved in many pest eradication successes including Rotoroa Island. Jo never misses a chance to share special moments in conservation with those who are curious. A keen sailor, Jo is always up for a swim at her favourite spot - Cable Bay.
Angela's background in tourism and marketing means she is always keen to hear about visitor's experiences on the island. Working remotely, she loves any excuse to visit and can't miss an early morning walk around Southern Loop Track with a swim at Men's Bay.