Our Regional Champions

Estelle Payton

Estelle Payton, Event Coordinator at Woodlands Estate

What is your current role?

Event Coordinator

What do you enjoy about working at Woodlands Estate?

I love that I get to meet different people from all over NZ and the world.

What was your first job?

I was a packer of apples in a pack house.

What did you want to be when you grew up?

A marine biologist. 

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

I completed my diploma in wedding and event management while on maternity leave.

What do you do in your spare time?

Play and hang with my family.

What are you most grateful for in your life?

A job I love and family to enjoy in my spare time.

Who inspires you and why?

Any mother trying to balance work/kids/partner and themselves.

Have you got a favourite aphorism / motto?

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger!

What is your favourite spot in the Waikato?

Raglan. It's perfect for romance, family, fun and education.