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Gemma Kelly - Operations Coordinator

Gemma Kelly Go Orange

Q - How long have you worked for Go Orange?
I started with Thunder Jet in 2008, Go Orange took over on June 6th 2018.

Q - Why did you choose to live and work in Queenstown?
My family live here, I have lived here pretty much all my life.

Q - What’s the best part of your job?
The people I work with for sure

Q - Any memorable moments?
We had this crack up driver called Kylie & once she called mayday mayday from the Water Taxi because there was a leak in the boat. We all rushed down to the marina front to help her and when we got there was an actual Leek in the boat, as in the vegetable. What a legend!

Q - Favourite experience in the company??
It has to be the one-hour Jet Boat experience, I am yet to go to Milford Sound but it’s on my list.

Q - What do you get up to out of work?
Ermm, no comment.

Q - If you didn’t work here what would you do?
I would love love love to own a Dog and Cat Kennel or be a florist.

Q - What was life before Go Orange?
I was a Nanny here in Queenstown.

Q - If you could travel anywhere where will it be?
I would love to visit the Maldives

Q - Describe your perfect day in Queenstown?
Wake up, grab my Dog Bear and go on a hike to find some secret spots.

Q - Who is your favourite person in the company?
My sister Haley, Jokes it’s Fraser.

Q - Favourite mission ever?
Once my Dad took us out on his Jet Boat all the way up the Dart River and through the Chasm, its so beautiful up there.

Q - What’s one thing you suggest people do when they visit Queenstown?
You have to go to Walter Peak on the TSS Earnslaw and have the Buffet, its amazing!

Q - Interesting facts about yourself?
Erm, once I crashed a scooter in Bali and nearly had to have my leg amputated, it was very dramatic.