Meet the Mighty Ape team

Arif
Customer Services Monkey

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…

Gary
DevSecOps Orangatan

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Nick
Marketing Monkey

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.

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.

Vicki
Chief Gorilla's side-kick

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 :)

Cushla
Health & Beauty Gorilla

First and foremost Cushla craves chocolate and never says no to a rosé with her fellow monkey Stacey. Cushla loves staying active and often finds herself boxing, hiking, mountain biking and eating, which she really does consider a sport in itself!

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.

Charde
Senior Customer Service

A bubbly, positive, happy human who loves animals and helping people. When she's not helping our lovely customers, you can find Charde on the mats training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. In her spare time, Charde enjoys cooking vegetarian meals, going for walks, reading books, playing computer games and watching TV.

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.

Alastair
General Manager

When he's not carving up the skies performing aerobatics, or racing off to the next emergency as a volunteer ambulance officer; Alastair buries his head in medical texts with aspirations of joining the medical field as a doctor.

Amelia
Category Assistant & Content Maintenance Gorilla

Amelia is our Category Assistant/Content Adder Gorilla and like many at Mighty Ape she's a gamer but also loves a great crime novel or quality TV drama; as well as kick boxing – so evil doers beware!

Ben
Collectibles Gorilla

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.

Stacey
Book Gorilla

Stacey loves Harry Potter, dragons, angry girl music and thinks she's the cat whisperer. If you ever need to find her, just follow the White Rabbit.

A proud mum of two beautiful children.

Karena
Toys & Board Games Gorilla

Karena works tirelessly to look after our Toys department! Karena is also an avid toy collector, with a stunning collection of Kidrobot, Tokidoki and all things strawberry.

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.

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.

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.

Shirl
DVD & Blu-ray Gorilla

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.

Philip
Customer Services Gorilla

Philip is big on reading and writing and holds an Honours Degree in English Literature. His favourite show is Steven Universe, which he's on his 5th or 6th run through of, and he has a large, permanent, stack of unread books next to his bed. As the manager of Mighty Ape's Customer Services Team, he is passionate about Mighty Ape's customers and all things Mighty Ape!

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.

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.

Sue
Admin Monkey

Always willing to step up, lend a hand and do what it takes – Sue makes sure jobs get done and keeps the Mighty Ape office running smoothly. When she’s not working (very rare) Sue loves travelling and spending time with her family and grandchildren.

Savannah
Clothing Gorilla

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/

Diane
Returns Gorilla

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

Billy
Warehouse Dispatch Gorilla

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

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.

Hayley
Toys & Boardgames Monkey

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.

Roopa
Category Buyer

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

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.

Stacey
Home & Living Gorilla

Stacey tirelessly runs our Home & Living department and is constantly hunting for the latest trends and colorful home wares. When not browsing Pintrest, Stacey likes to curl up on the couch with her cats, watching the latest TV shows or reading comics by Robert Kirkman.

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!

David
Sales Gorilla & Hobbies 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.

Ffion
Buyer

When not gaming or catching up on current tv shows (why do there have to be so many?!), Ffion can be found baking cookies or writing (unless she was dragged out to socialize). Quick to a smile, a good friend can be made by simply mentioning Doctor Who, Harry Potter or Pokemon.

Eddy
Accounts Monkey

I am people’s person aiming to be positive, optimistic and enthusiastic to new experience. I love playing sports, among the big list of sports that I play, my favourite sport is soccer, I am currently playing for a social club called Armada FC; we’re improving every season just like how Mightyape is doing  I am a goal oriented, the feeling while I get carried away by the strong goal gives me an ultimate happiness and self-esteem.

Kashun
Electronics & Baby Admin Monkey

Kashun Hara spends his time inbetween being the most badass person ever playing esport games being a Dad, partner and eating fried chicken! :D

Samantha
HR Gorilla

Samantha is a passionate HR Practitioner. She loves to build relationships with all Mighty Ape staff. 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.

Ruth
Customer Service Monkey

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

Ashlee
Admin Monkey for Toys & Boardgames

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.

Brad
Buyer

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

Madi
Customer Service Monkey

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

Allan
Product Adding Monkey

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.

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.

Suzannah
Web Monkey

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.

Akiyoshi
Japanese Product Gorilla

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^)/

Che
Social Marketing Gorilla

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

Ronald
Rigs Admin Monkey

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.

Shane
Senior Developer
Shani
Category Assistant

A golden retriever at heart, Shani loves long walks on the beach, food, sleep, and making people happy. She is always keeping busy, and when not helping our customers, you can find her dancing the night away, cooking delicious food, or feeding her curiosity with books, scientific research, and cute animals.

Daniel
Category Buyer

A Star Wars fiend with an insatiable hunger for all things Sith and Superman. Loves getting lost in huge open RPG worlds and has a soft spot for FPS games ( mainly Halo). KILLTACULAR!

Hayley
Supply Chain Gorilla

Love chocolate and Hate Marie Kondo

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.

Tsai
Art Gorilla

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. Check out more of his Mighty Ape and other illustration artwork Tsai.net.nz.

Matthew
Rigs Gorilla

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.

Jonas
Electronics 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.

Gracie
Chief Marketing Gorilla

Gracie enjoys traveling, cooking and always on the hunt for trying something new. She's a 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. While there's barely enough hours to do all the stuff she loves, she still manages to get her 8 hours of sleep each day!

Filomeno
Senior Warehouse Monkey

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.

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.

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 :)

Peter
Food & Drinks/Pet Gorilla

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!"

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

Rhiannon
Product Adding Monkey

When she's not working, our resident Crazy Cat Lady spends her time immersed in Dragon Age and other fantasy RPG's, flirting with danger – and her companions! Loves vegan food, coffee, her 4 cats & collecting statues of pretty ladies. A proud mum of an adorable little lady born in April 2018 :)

Scott
Invoicing Monkey

Spends too much time in MMOs and sandbox games not completing objectives. Webcomic aficionado. Collects cats, blames partner.

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

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.

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."

Gurlal
Warehouse Stock Gorilla

Mightyape is My Home and Love Cricket, Listen to Loud Music and everyday Spend All the Time after work with my lovely wife

Craig
Web Monkey

Craig hopes to one day end his quest to find somewhere to write a small description of himself. In the meantime, he is still the reigning Battleship champ in his house and would one day like to speak Russian. Большое спасибо

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.

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 )

Tim
Senior Team Leader - Arrivals

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.

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.

Andrew
Customer Service Monkey

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

Moana
Admin Monkey for Games

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!