Science and Technical Ranger

In 2007, Briar completed a BSc majoring in Biology at Canterbury University, then worked in biotechnology until conservation came knocking. After successfully completing the DOC/NMIT Trainee Ranger course, she embarked on a three and a half year journey around the North Island as a ranger for the Department of Conservation.

Briar returned to the top of the South to work for ZIP in 2015, and spent nearly 2 years as a field ranger at Bottle Rock Peninsula. In early 2017, she made the move to Wellington to take up a more technical role for the organisation. Briar loves working with a close knit, diverse and knowledgeable team in an environment that is always open to fresh ideas, with an inclusive approach to research and development. She finds the possible outcomes for conservation as a result of ZIP’s work very exciting.

In her spare time, Briar can be found brewing a strong coffee, tanning possum skins, creating nature inspired drawings and indulging in photography of the abundant bird life around Wellington.