Chris, is the brawn of the operation and the one you’ll see helping kids to drop in. He’s our ideas man, with a huge passion for skateboarding, which started at age 10 and hasn’t stopped since! He is a carded HPSNZ coach and was the President of Skateboarding NZ, a role that is focused on improving all aspects of skateboarding in NZ and getting NZ talent into the Olympics.
He’s a wizard on a mini ramp and enjoys a good bowl/vert session. If you yell “do a kickflip” at him, he’ll be successful 4/10 times but loves every minute of it! After travelling the world for 3 years, he’s probably been to any skatepark you could name. It’s a fun game we play so next time you see him test it out!
During the day, you can find Chris working as Wanaka’s computer IT man, working for ‘IT Centre’.
Some (his partner Anna) would describe him as extremely patient when it comes to teaching skateboarding. He managed to teach her so that’s saying something! His friends would say he’s the session hype guy, unless of course, his back hurts, but luckily Anna is an Osteopath so she sorts him out!
Anna is the brains of the operation. No stranger to getting sh*t done, keeping the wheels lubed and the grip tape grippy. She’s the one organising your lessons and posting bad jokes on the socials. You really should follow us JUST for her content alone.
During the day Anna works as an Osteopath/Western Medical Acupuncturist. She has supported the New Zealand National Skateboard Team on national & international trips. Thanks to Chris, she has been to some of the best skateparks in the world. . . . . and not skated at all.
When asked if she skates, Chris will respond “Yes!” and Anna will respond “God no”. Despite this, it’s a daily topic in their household.
Anna grew up racing motocross and riding horses, so working in a mild sport like skateboarding has been a breeze.
Chris and Anna have a lil grom Dellow and live in Wānaka.