I have been in the industry since 1983 and worked in Marlborough, Canterbury and South Canterbury as a livestock rep before moving into management roles since 2000 covering Canterbury and later the entire South Island.
I am married to Pip and we have two great children, Ollie and Kate. My interests are following the children's sports, family time and, of course, rugby.
Madison is from Rakaia, where he attended school before heading away to boarding school in Christchurch. After finishing school Madison began work in a rural merchandising store. As well as this he assisted at the sale yards after work to draft up sheep & cattle for the following days sale. Madison joined the team in November 2012 based the South Canterbury region - you will find him at the Temuka sales each week. Outside of work, he is keen on hunting and fishing. He also plays rugby and is a drum major in a pipe band.
Spike (Craig) was born in Geraldine where he spent his earlier years before shifting to Omarama. He then moved to Blenheim, finishing his secondary schooling at Marlborough Boys. Spike started his farming career at Muller Station up the Awatere Valley and worked on several other well known High Country Stations in the South Island. Spike shifted to Mt Peel where he gained his velveting certificate and discovered his passion for Deer. Spike’s next position was a Stock Manager for Cheviot Hills, going on to become the manager. After seven years at Cheviot Hills, Spike moved to manage Black Forest Deer Farm in South Otago, where he remained for seven and a half years. During his time in farming Spike has gained an extensive knowledge of all aspects of Velvet and Trophy Industry as well as a mixture of experience from high country farming to very intensive farming. Outside of farming Craig likes to follow his three children and their interests, which include Rugby, Sevens, Touch and Dance.
Peter grew up in Christchurch and started his working life in Springston working on various dairy farms. From there Peter moved to the West Coast where he worked on a sheep & beef farm. Moving back to the dairy industry Peter became a sharemilker and he made Waimate his home ever since. Peter's roles more latterly have been in dairy associated industries and on joining the team he will now be servicing clients in the Waimate/North Otago area.