After graduating with a Geography degree and post graduate diploma in planning, Claire joined the Nelson Area Health Board where she remained for much of her working life. Taking early retirement Claire has joined Nature Quest a a nature tour guide. Growing up in the deep south, studying in Otago, and hiking through much of the South Island, Claire has a wide knowledge of all things Aotearoa New Zealand. Claire is a natural with people - she has gentle unassuming manner, caring attitude and great sense of humour, which are coupled with her organised approach to all tour aspects.
Claire has assisted on the conservation tours for Forest & Bird throughout the 2020-21 season and is returning for 2021-22 season