Who we are
PETER ALLEN – Trustee
Peter is an industry leader in the application of governance practices and owns Business Torque Systems Ltd. Peter’s passion is to work with people who want to learn good governance practices. He actively researches, develops, and advocates a style of governance that is suitable and effective for New Zealand businesses and non-profit organisations.
SAMUEL DAWSON – Trustee
Sam works as a flight instructor at Massey University, having completed a Masters Degree in Aviation at Massey University in Palmerston North. In his spare time he enjoys doing anything in the outdoors, especially cycling around the Manawatu and tramping. Sam shares Nick’s overall love of the outdoors and passionately supports the goals of Mastering Mountains.
NICHOLAS ALLEN – Trustee and Manager
Based in Christchurch, close to the Southern Alps, Nick initiated the Mastering Mountains Charitable Turst. When he is not climbing or tramping, Nick works at Macpac as a technical writer and as a brand ambassador for Macpac, MitoQ, and Radix Nutrition. Nick is also a public speaker and an award-winning author.
LIZ GASSON – Communications Manager
Based in Wellington, Liz has an inherent connection with anything outdoors. She has participated in sports ranging from rock-climbing to soccer, and has instructed kayaking and basketball. Liz is passionate about helping people with disabilities find a way to learn and do the things they love. In the USA, she has designed rock climbing harnesses for children in wheelchairs. She believes that there is always a way, you just have to find it. With a strong education background, Liz is working toward a PhD in Educational Psychology.