Trent is Executive Director of Ziptrek Ecotours in Queenstown which opened its doors in 2009. Ziptrek is a sustainability based tourism business which helps tell a story of Queenstown to thousands of guests a year.
Trent is a strong advocate of sustainability in tourism; particularly education in the outdoors. He sees this as a vocal and vital role in the business of adventure tourism. His original background was architecture (sustainability) and also outdoor and environmental education.
Trent served for three years on the Shaping Our Future Steering Committee, advisory on various sustainability, education, tourism and entrepreneurship groups and as a guest speaker (QRC, Otago Polytechnic, University of Otago) and school organisations.
Trent is licensee and curator of TEDxQueenstown, worked as a small team on TEDxScottBase in Antarctica and an active ambassador for the TEDx network in New Zealand.