Originally born in Palmerston North, Donna has lived, worked and travelled around New Zealand and other parts of the world, including her big ‘O.E’ to the UK and USA. Donna's passion for the tourism industry, particularly in New Zealand, was inspired by her work as a Scuba Diving Instructor at Dive! Tutukaka in Northland.
Donna provides administrative support to Mark Maguire through the Regional Business Partner Programme, a programme designed to enable local businesses to innovate and grow. She also assists Gisela and the rest of the tourism team to attract high value visitors into the region during the shoulder seasons.
Donna enjoys spending time with her 3 children, who are ‘the light of her life’. She has a keen interest in nutrition, health and sustainable practices through reducing waste and growing her own food. Donna thoroughly enjoys living in the Nelson Tasman region, finding all her great passions at her doorstep; the outdoors, hiking, running, biking, swimming, beaches, amazing wine and food and great friends.