My name is… Kat Carlson

Job Title… Senior Head Instructor

Original Country… I am a Kiwi living in Naike close to the lodge

Specialising in… ALL Activities. I teach all the instructors to be the best instructors they can be

Previous Experience… I started at Lakewood Lodge in February 2016. I can instruct all the activities and I really enjoy teaching low ropes and watch the campers challenge themselves and work as a group.

I grew up on a farm so absolutely love the great outdoors, animals and any kind of farm work, horseriding, trekking, growing veggies, swimming, kayaking and AM CRAZY about motocross. Motocross is my big passion. I ride a KDX200 bike and love competing. I’m part of the Huntly Club and have been riding bikes since I was 4 years old. I have been racing for the last 6 years.

I’ve been working at Lakewood for many years and as a senior staff member, there isn’t much about the lodge that I don’t know about! I love to muck in and do stuff so you will see me beavering away with something or instructing kids to have breakthroughs on activities.

Why I love Lakewood… I love being outdoors and teaching people. I love the opportunity to share my knowledge with others and to help everyone achieve their goals and dreams. I believe in hard work so the team work hard when they work with me!

My Favourite Movie… Chicken Run

Favourite Lakewood Lodge Animal… Kevin the chicken

Favourite Food at the lodge… Sausage casserole (NOT) – has to be Chicken pieces!

Favourite Lakewood Lodge Disco song… Old MacDonald had a farm

Favourite Activity to Instruct… Climbing Wall and Flying Fox