Our team


Sam started his building career in Christchurch but it was a no-brainer to make Wanaka his forever home. Five generations before him were born and bred in Central Otago, and his only regret is that he wishes he moved sooner.

He’s spent the last few years working as a building contractor on homes that embody the height of architecture in Wanaka – but he is now focused on building under the Crown Ridge business name.

Sam is hands on in all aspects of every Crown Ridge project. Be it a high end architectural masterpiece, simple new build, an extension, a renovation or even a complex earthquake repair – Sam has built and managed it all.

Sam’s favourite thing about Wanaka is the landscape – to work in and play. During the weekends he spends time with his family, on his mountain bike or hunting in the hills.

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Trent grew up in the Northern Territory (he can tell you a thing or two about saltwater crocodiles) and has lived in parts of Asia, Europe, and Canada. However nowhere in the world compares to Wanaka; our alpine paradise is where he has called home for the last ten years.

His favourite thing about Wanaka is the community – of which he plays an integral part. In his spare time he volunteers his time to support families with children who have intellectual disabilities (Mint Charitable Trust) and is also a member of the Wanaka Volunteer Fire Brigade.


Fiona helps keep the T’s crossed and the I’s dotted for Crown Ridge. Her favourite things about Wanaka include the magnificent natural environment and the community spirit; its values and influence that has while raising her family.

When she’s not behind a computer screen, you’ll find her enjoying one of the many wonderful scenic walks around Wanaka – of which her two dogs are often on Rabbit Patrol.


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