✨Meet The Crew✨
Our CSO (Chief Shine Officer) Gina
🧡Tell us about your mahi with Wellness Riders?
I am one of the co-founders of Wellness Riders and the Chief Shine Officer. So really I do a bit of everything from instructing at sessions to business planning and most importantly keeping the vibes high and our vision to empower wāhine to shine moving forward.
🧡Tell us about your boardsports journey…
I worked at Mount Ruapehu when I was 18 and learned to snowboard. I loved it so much I became a snowboard instructor. I then got into skateboarding after a snowboarding friend asked me to go for a skate with her. Then I decided to start learning to surf as I loved the beach lifestyle too.
🧡Reasons you love boardsports…
I love the feeling of being in the elements, especially up the mountain or in the ocean. Nature revitalises me and makes me happy. I love the cruisey feeling and flow of riding along weather it be down the mountain, along the footpaths or waves. It's all so great. I also love when I get to hang with my friends and meet new friends doing them.
🧡What other ways do you cherish (manaaki) yourself? (personal well being)
I spend time with my wee whanau my fiancé Joss and pup Stella. We love cuddling up and relaxing together at the end of our day. We also love going on surf and snowboard adventures.
I love a good pamper session with a nice facemask, a positive podcast playing and a yummy herbal tea. I enjoy my alone time to reflect and day dream.
🧡What does being a part of the Wellness Riders Crew bring to your life?
It brings me purpose. I love working with awesome wāhine who inspire me and creating something meaningful together. It is the BEST! Its my second whanau.