Meet the Mighty Ape team

Aaron
Distribution & Building Gorilla

Aaron likes to come home after a long shift at the warehouse and play Dark Souls or Warcraft on his PC and PS4. His skills include acrobatics, which he practices weekly, and award winning Diablo 3 cosplay.

Adam
Customer Service Monkey

Loves anything and everything to do with technology. Constantly upgrading my own PC even when not needed. On my days off I like to stream games on Twitch or do video editing for my YouTube channel. Will happily live off korean food for the rest of my life.

Akiyoshi
Product Specialist - Japanese Imports

こんにちわ! “Otaku Samurai” came from Japan to introduce Cool and wonderful Japanese Products to New Zealand! Even lived nearly a half century, he is still watching animation,playing games, making Gunpla in his spare time. どうぞよろしくお願いいたし­ます(^O^)/

Alastair
Project Gorilla

When he's not racing off to the next emergency as a casual ambulance officer; Alastair buries his head in medical texts with aspirations of joining the medical field as a doctor.

Allan
Adder Team Leader

A super proud father of two and friend to many, Allan is a keen collector of glorious hard cover art books and is an avid Hellboy fan. When not dreaming of giant robot and kaiju battles, you'l find Allan gleefully unpacking our latest goodies from Japan.

Andi
Content Editor

When he’s not furiously typing up content for Mighty Ape, Andi can be found shooting aliens in Destiny, binge watching anything from HBO, or taking cute photos of his two dogs, Loki and Nova.

Andrew
Customer Service Monkey

Huge sports fan, in particular Madden and NBA Live. Father of four…love family, work and sport!

Arif
Category Admin Monkey - Books, Movies, Music and Office

Arif is huge fan of Marvel Comics who loves to read, watch and collect anything to do with superheroes. His favourites are Spider-Man, X-Men and Daredevil. He is also an avid Fantasy novel reader with the aim of one day writing his own story. With great power…

Ashlee
Category Admin Monkey for - Toys, Board Games & Baby

Outside of work, Ashlee loves to stay active. You may find her shredding the slopes with her skis or snowboard and riding the waves during the summer. She also adores animals, enjoys travelling the globe and being able to work with her family.

Aws
Import Mandrill

Outside of work, Aws loves to keep his two kids entertained with lots of activities, the outdoors and the occasional game on their Switch and PS4. He loves to watch the premier league and has been a huge fan since he was 10 years old. In Mighty Ape, he is responsible for bringing much of the in-house brands and loves every aspect of it!

Ben
Sales Manager Collectibles

Ben is a massive fan of Final Fantasy, Gunpla and Light Novels. After a busy day around the office, Ben likes to spend time exploring the world of FFXIV or catching up on the latest Anime trends. Of course, he always has time for a bit of a baking once in a while.

Ben
Social Media Monkey

Ben is a self-described Vegan cat worshipping nerd who yells at people for fun in his spare time – Check out his band Bridge Burner! www.facebook.com/bridgeburnernz

Billy
Warehouse Dispatch Gorilla

Billy loves dogs, tattoos and the saga of darren shan (https://www.mightyape.co.nz/…back/1688308)

Brad
Stock Policy Coordinator

When Brad isn’t looking at spreadsheets, you can find him adventuring outdoors (preferably in the water) or watching sport on TV.

Brendan
Product Adding Monkey

A keen existentialist contemplating the universe. Brendan is a stealthy man who loves applying 5 stacks of deadly poison to his enemies, leaping through Portal puzzles and is a Wipeout Racing Purist.

Charde
Senior Customer Service

A bubbly, positive, happy human who loves animals and helping people. In her spare time, Charde enjoys cooking, going for walks, reading books, playing computer games and watching TV.

Che
Social Marketing Gorilla

After hours Che manages award-winning Kiwi hip-hop artist David Dallas.

Claire
Sales Manager - Office Stationery, Art & Craft

Between craft projects for her lovely kids and curling up on the couch with her husband and cat, Claire enjoys the finer things in life like chocolate, wine and wonton noodle soup (the perfect three-course meal!). When not searching far and wide for the coolest Office, Art & Craft goodies or listening to rock music real loud, you'll find her on the boat somewhere…

Connor
Customer Service Monkey

Connor is a college student with a strong interest in literature, philosophy, the classics, and acting. He's performed in several plays, and played the lead Falstaff in a Shakespeare production of ‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’. In addition to working at pickups, he also helps run Magic The Gathering events every Friday night.

Dan
Chief Category Editor

Secretly wishes he was Batman. When not preparing for the imminent Zombie apocalyse you will find him nodding his head to Deathcore with his nose buried in graphic novels.

David
Operations Gorilla

Our resident mixologist can typically be found buried under a stack of plastic & resin models, surrounded by an array of paint & glue or plotting the demise of the heroes who dared to enter his dungeon.

Diane
2IC Inwards/Returns

I love reading, going for walks and listening to all types of music. Enjoy watching all types of sports on t.v from Tennis, NRL League, Super 15 Rugby, All Black Test’s and even Darts. I come from a big family who have played different types of sports but now we all only watch. Animals have a special place in my heart I love them all especially my little kitty Sammie

Duane
Business Development Gorilla

Between work, play and daddy-daycare duties at home, Duane can be found buried beneath a ton of old tomes on lore and legend.

Filomeno
Inwards/Returns Mandrill

Also know as Filomeno the Filipino. he likes to keep up with the latest trends in gaming, movies, anime, manga and anything else that catches my eye. Oh and did he mentioned his love for food, especially Korean BBQ.

Gary
IT Gorilla

He talks in binary, breathes security and does some farming on the side. He keeps our systems online and safe from attackers, enabling our staff to be productive and customers to have a safe and pleasant shopping experience when dealing with us. He has done a fair amount of breeding with 5 boys in his back pocket, but he juggles them and a bunch of farm animals with ease. You can be sure your data privacy and online safety are in-check when Gary's about!

Gracie
Chief Marketing Gorilla

Gracie enjoys traveling, cooking and is always on the hunt for trying something new. She's an active gal who loves the outdoors. She's completed many races including triathlons, marathons and open water swims. She's added sewing, windsurfing and piano playing to her hobby list recently.

Graeme
Senior Graphic Designer

In his spare time Graeme likes to play kiwi developed ARPG “Path of Exile” and a multitude of fighting games. When not leveling up he can usually be found at a local underground Metal show.

Gurlal
Warehouse Stock Gorilla

Mightyape is My Home and I Love Cricket, Listen to Loud Music and every day Spend All the Time after work with my lovely wife & beautiful daughter Grace

Hamish
Marketing Analyst

Outside of work you will find me obsessing over the NBA and everything basketball, especially Devin Booker. I also have a deep, emotional love for the Vodafone Warriors, which is unfortunate at times. Bananas are my staple food.

Hayley
Sales Monkey - Toys, Board Games & Baby

I love everything dragons and fantasy and read far too much manga. I enjoy relaxing with a good game or book or taking silly pictures of my dogs.

Hayley
Customer Service Monkey

When Hayley is not in front of a mirror practicing Vintage hairstyles to match her 1950s style, she will be reading DC Comics, or stories about female heroines. If Hayley is not reading, she can be found watching vintage movies, or anything Disney-related. Oh! Whilst also collecting pop vinyl figures :D

Jesse
Sales Manager - Hobbies

When Jess isn’t at work she is still hobby obsessed, spending most of her free time painting up her armies for Age of Sigmar and Warhammer 40k. She and her partner also own 3 cats (Miso, Momo and Soba).

Jesse
Pickups Customer Service Monkey

Loves to spend her weekends playing sport! enjoys volleyball, netball and does CrossFit to keep fit! Loves to bake and cook, always into trying new things! Loves to play with her dog and enjoys going out with her friends on a Saturday night! Enjoys watching Golden state warriors on TV ( Steph curry = Idol )

Jessica
Sales Monkey - Electronics and Computers

When she isn’t working at Mighty Ape, Jessica can be found starting up many new projects and hobbies. Whether that be researching a current topic of interest, writing, drawing, cooking, playing music, archery, or collecting daggers and swords! She has also published mini thriller webtoon. When Jessica has finally put down her most recent project, you’ll find her either reading or playingSkyrim, Dragon’s Dogma, or Assassin’s Creed (AC3 is her favourite) on the PlayStation.

Jonas
Imports Gorilla/Electronics, Furniture & Appliances Sales Gorilla

Brand new dad who is super passionate about e-commerce opportunities and always wanted to be a Mighty Aper when he was 17…He loves reading and burning calories at gym.

Joses
Marketing Monkey

Hailing from Singapore, Joses spends his time away from the office engaging in the thrilling sport of airsoft, playing racing games on his Playstation and catching up on Netflix.

Julian
Logistics Manager

Julian has two kids, two dogs, and one wife. At Mighty Ape Julian moves stuff around, internationally, domestically, inbound and outbound. In his spare time when he's not hanging out with his family, he trains in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu (is a lover of all combat sports) plays football, cooks, and can play various musical instruments.

Kai
Customer Service Monkey

Customer Service Monkey by day, Night Elf Mage in WoW by, well, night. If he’s not playing games though, Kai is often on the football fields playing for his club or making a loud racket with his music.

Karena
Sales Manager - Toys, Board Games & Baby

Karena works tirelessly to look after our Toys, Board Games & Baby departments! Karena is also very passionate about plants and gardening, when she isn't working she can usually be found pottering in her garden.

Kevin
Marketing Monkey

Kevin is vegetarian grown up with Utada, dodge ball and Goku. He spent years learning Beethoven’s so­natas. His favourite game is: Bravely Default, because FFXV has been delayed for too many years. His room is full of LEGO and foreign novels. Currently bingeing on Penny Dreadful and the Last Airbender.

Leon
IT Technician

Affectionately dubbed ‘Jedi’ by his friends, this man can shred on the guitar, rebuild your computer with his eyes closed and is an all round awesome dude!

Liam
Customer Service Monkey

Liam is an avid fan of bugs, reading books, weird animals and bad, outdated fashion. If he's not spending time watching old monster movies on repeat, he's probably trying to chaperone a spider or cricket out of his kitchen, so he doesn't accidentally step on it.

Madi
Admin Monkey - Home & Living, Health & Beauty

Sveiki, hei Hello! Madi loves to explore and experience the world, she loves being outdoors and to appreciate the beautiful world we live in.

Marc
Customer Service Monkey

Marc is an avid reader of Sci-Fi and Fantasy books. He is currently halfway through his second reread of the Malazan Book of the Fallen series and has just started a third attempt at finishing Divinity: Original Sin 2.

Matthew
Sales Manager - Computers

When he's not working on computers he's working on cars, turning pallet wood into cabinets or playing the guitar. He also loves doing a bit of web design & recently took up landscape photography.

Moana
Category Admin Monkey for Pet, Games, Food

Mo adores working for Mighty Ape tracking down releases and adding content. A busy Mum to two lovely girls, Mo likes to unwind having a good laugh and a couple of cold beverages with friends!

Nick
Shopify Marketing Mandrill

As an amateur cook, Nick enjoys a good BBQ and reckons his grilled salmon is a total winner. Nick always has a project on the go, and his Imagistory App, which allows kids to create and narrate their very own picture books, has been an incredible success.

Paul
Projects Gorilla

When not tied up with Gorilla activities, Paul enjoys spending time with his wonderful wife, caring daughter and energetic son. Any spare time he has finds him umpiring cricket, playing or watching exciting sport, or at a quiz night or dinner with his fantastic friends.

Peter
Sales Manager - Pet & Food

An oldskool gamer from way back & the guy everyone likes having around as he always has yummy food & drink samples on his desk. Loves hanging with his boy when he gets home & dreams about one day retiring in beautiful Waikiki & seeing his beloved Warriors getting their 1st Premiership!"

Rhiannon
Product Adding Monkey

When she's not working or in “Mummy Mode”, Rhia spends her time immersed in a variety of video games, watching too many Kdramas at once, and catching up on content by her favourite Kpop artists! She loves playing with her daughter, drinking (copious amounts of) coffee and cuddles with her 6 cats.

Ronald
Category Admin Monkey - Computers

Ron is an enigma wrapped up in a riddle. A man of few words and many smiles. Ron is our resident collector of niche import games and is amassing a rather large collection of fine statues and action figures.

Roopa
Category Buyer

Food !!!! I like food With a youngster on the way …

Rose
Sales Gorilla

Rose is a busy mother to three boys and enjoys an occasional glass of red in front of a good book or DVD.

Ruth
Customer Service Monkey

Ruth loves books, Otago winters & finding cool gift ideas.

Sam
Assistant CS Manager

Sam watches a lot of movies and tries to go to as many concerts as she can. As a huge board game fan, her collection is slowly taking over the shelves in her room. She loves travelling and cats and especially loves seeing cats while travelling. She's the type you'll find making friends with the resident cats like a drunken snow white at parties.

Sam
Accounts Gorilla

Sam is passionate about crunching the numbers. She spends most of her free time working on her accounting degree, playing taxi to her teenage daughter and walking her spoiled little pug dogs.

Samantha
HR Gorilla

Samantha is a passionate HR Practitioner. She provides advice & guidance around HR Best Practice, HR Policy & Processes, she provides coaching & support to enable all of our staff to do what they do best! Samantha is an advocate for change & strives for continuous improvement & professional/per­sonal development. Samantha is a Mum to two girls who keep her busy! She loves to spend time outdoors with her family, she loves to run and lift weights.

Savannah
Sales Manager - Clothing

When Savannah isn't putting her heart and soul into growing the clothing category, you can find her online shopping, keeping up to date with all the latest fashion trends, cooking up a new dish and busy on the 'gram. You can find her at – instagram.com/sa­vannahjeanfox/

Scott
Accounts Monkey

During my spare time, I like to go out and play football with friends, go on some track walks, go on a trip and lastly eat PHO! I love Pho :)

Scott
Invoicing Monkey

Reads novels and comics, or plays videogames when the time presents itself. Collects cats, blames wife.

Now taking care of his adorable new lady in his life – born April 2018.

Shirl
Sales Manager - Books, Movies & TV, Music

Shirl is often indulging in TV marathon sessions in the weekend. Her favourite TV shows are The Wire and Breaking Bad. She's a horror fanatic as well as a fan of Studio Ghibli films.

Simon
Chief Gorilla

Founder of Mighty Ape and four other monkeys. Lover of cricket, coffee, excel, and hunting & fishing expeditions. Follow @simon_barton on Twitter.

Sindy
BookKeeper

I have a passion for numbers and I don't see myself ever doing anything else. When I am not at work, my day consist of driving my 2 kids to all their sport activities and when I have some time to myself I love watching a good drama series or taking a walk.

Sophia
Marketing Monkey

A passionate Leo, Sophia is happiest when reading, writing, and making scented candles. She writes two blogs: a food, lifestyle & photography blog and another dedicated to holistic personal finance.

Stacey
Sales Manager - Home & Living, Health & Beauty

Stacey loves hunting the globe for the latest trends in Beauty & Homewares. When she’s not shopping up a storm, she can be found snuggling her cats, binging on Netflix, baking, crafting, trying new restaurants, and enjoying nature.

Suzannah
Developer

When she's not in front of her computer designing or writing code, you'll find Suzannah in front of the TV playing games or watching sci-fi.

Terence
Senior Warehouse Monkey

Terance is a licenced Amateur radio operator and enjoys talking to other people from around the world on home brewed aerials and gear built from re-purposed materials; he also enjoys volunteering at his local church."

Tim
Senior Warehouse Monkey Scanning

Tim has three amazing children he loves spending as much quality time with. He loves travelling, exploring and getting outside. When he get some spare time he also enjoys hunting, fishing and playing computer games on his computer that he's forever building.

Tim
e-commerce Gorilla

Tim is a technology optimist who loves to learn and make new things! A wannabe polymath, he enjoys reading books on science, engineering, philosophy and business. Tim spends his spare time gaming, watching TV, playing cricket, dreaming of supercars, and doing CrossFit as an excuse for eating too much food.

Tsai
Graphic Designer

Tsai studied 2D animation in his earlier years and worked as a freelance artist. Now enjoys drawing various type of artwork for Mighty Ape. Loves comic book artwork and old retro videogames. Dreams of someday creating his own pixel art videogame.

Vicki
Director's Monkey

Famous for her super-human powers, Vicki takes care of countless tasks throughout the business while being Mum to four boys without raising a sweat!

Enjoys looking out for all Mighty Apers, making sure we are all focused :)

Here at Mighty Ape we have a fun and friendly team culture and this is reflected in some of the unique job titles we use. Some staff prefer more traditional role descriptions and we also welcome that. Regardless of their title, all our staff are valued and respected members of the Mighty Ape family.