Our staff

Clint McGee
Clint McGee
Sanctuary Manager - Paruna
Special skills / qualifications
Feral control, fire-fighter, fencer, manager, team member, and leader.
What did you do before AWC?
- 32 years in forestry with the Department of Conservation NZ (mainly feral control, fire fighting, marine conservation, marine and alpine surveys, visitor management and manager of a visitor's centre);
- 14 years as a volunteer ambulance officer;
- Dive instructor;
- Helicopter Operations Manager and aerial shooter; and
- Volunteer Search and Rescue including rock-face rescue.
Favourite animal protected by AWC
Numbat...and I want some at Paruna!
Favourite place on an AWC sanctuary
Paruna house deck: the view is fabulous!
Top three animals you would like to see (or have seen) in the wild
Himalayan mountain Tahr, Gorilla and Blue Whale.
If you could visit any three places on the planet
South Westland NZ, Alaska and Canada.
Other interesting stuff
Loves: family, friends and hunting.