Joshua Morris: Activities Manager, Skyline Rotorua

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Josh started with Skyline Rotorua as a ‘mature age’ Luge Operator after moving from Australia in 2017. His love for mountain biking (sparked whilst living in Canada) meant that a career with Skyline was something he considered his ‘in’ to the industry.

After some time and shuffling of many positions within the company, he became a member of the Senior Leadership team.

His passion for helping people soon piqued his interest in emergency services and so he began to pursue the idea of working for St John, giving up his time on training courses and doing volunteer ambulance shifts.

He gained more experience and qualifications and finally in 2022 completed his Diploma in Ambulance Services and became a qualified Emergency Medical Technician with St John.

With mountain biking as a passion when Crankworx came around he put his hand up to be involved in anyway he could and so was given the role of Site Manager for the event, overseeing movements on the site representing Skyline.

However, there was synergy between what he did and the festivals operations team, Josh soon became a critical part of that team as well, seeing the event through to success in the festival and its inaugural Summer Series.

After five years, almost to the day, Joshua was promoted into a new role as the Activities Manager for Skyline Rotorua overseeing and managing between 50-100 staff between a variety of activities from the Classic Luge to the Zipline, Mountain Bike Park, Gondola and customer service staff.

All of Joshua’s work and experience shows his unique ability to turn interests and passions into a successful career.

His ability to work with people of all ages and his own motivation to succeed coupled with his sense of humour, work ethic and care have all been contributing factors that have guided him to success.

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