Rob Wickham

Rob Wickham, Venue Sales Lead at Hamilton Gardens

What is your current role?

Venue Sales Lead

What do you enjoy about working at Hamilton Gardens?

Meeting all the different people from around NZ and the World.

What was your first job?

Checkout Operator at New World.

What did you want to be when you grew up?

Break dancer

What is an achievement or special credential you're really proud of?

I'm proud of my garden and lawn. I like to collect rare plants and am currently building a greenhouse, so I can start propagating white kakabeaks (very endangered NZ Native, only around 150 in the wild).

What do you do in your spare time?

Gardening, building and hiking.

What are you most grateful for in your life?

Family.

Who inspires you and why?

My mum. Brought up 3 kids alone with no money, studied at nights to get MBS to be able to eventually give us the life she wanted us to have.

What is your favourite spot in the Waikato?

Kaniwhaniwha Reserve, Pirongia. Take a picnic, it's a beautiful spot.