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Scott Mehrtens

Scott Mehrtens, Director/Owner of Leisure Time Group

Scott Mehrtens, Director/Owner of Leisure Time Group - Business Events Waikato

What is your current role?

Managing Director

What do you enjoy about working at Leisure Time Group?

A few things really 1) the people involved 2) the variety and 3) the amazing outcomes we achieve when running our events - we love what we do and the feedback shows that what we do is pretty awesome!

What was your first job?

I worked in a Bakery helping the bakers - still love baking!

What did you want to be when you grew up?

Really hard to recall - it was such a long time ago, but I remember being inspired by my parents running their own business so I guess I was always heading in that direction!

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

On a personal level my family, but on a professional level my work family. I am really proud of the company we as a team have built. My parents laid an amazing foundation which has given us clear direction around our work style, our morals and ethics and so I am really proud of our company and its achievements.

What do you do in your spare time?

I don't get a huge amount of it but when I can I like to spend time with family and friends and whenever possible head to the beach! Despite the lack of a beach body, the beach is my happy place - I love being near the coast - no particular beach just any beach.

What are you most grateful for in your life?

My family - they keep me grounded and sane!

Who inspires you and why?

So many people have over my life so far, but right now my work family who are all doing so many amazing things every day so together we have been able to overcome the many obstacles we have recently faced.

Have you got a favourite aphorism / motto?

Actions speak louder than words!

What is your favourite spot in the Waikato?

Tough call - so a shortlist if that's ok... Nature: Bridal Veil Falls, Beer: Good George Brewery, Food: Gothenburg, Activity: Hobbiton!