Thursday, 20 January 2011

Meet Emo from Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours

Meet Emo from Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours. It's good to know who will be guiding you when you are high above the ground!

Name: Emo Munnik
Age: 29

1.Where do you live?
In Stormsriver Village.

2.Where were you before you started at Stormsriver Adventures?
I started off as general worker at Tsitsikamma Khoisan Village, this is where I discovered my love for the nature and our local fauna and flora. I started gaining knowledge on our local plant life at Khoisan Village. After that I became Assistant Store Manager at Boskor Sawmills, for about a year, in the Tsitsikamma. I heard about a job vacancy at Stormsriver Adventures and applied as this was not an opportunity to be missed.

3.How long have you been working at Stormsriver Adventures?
I have been working here for the last 3 years, I started off as a Safety Guide and then progressed to lead Guide and Woodcutters specialist guide. I have attained my FGASA Level 1 and First Aid qualification amongst other certificates.

4.What hobbies or other interests do you have?
Rugby, playing pool, socializing and enjoying the nature (of which we have plenty in the Tsitsikamma!)

5.What do you enjoy most about working as a Canopy tour® guide?
First of all no day at the office / forest is the same, I met different people from all over the world on a daily basis. Each day and tour is different and interesting.
Secondly my office is the Tsitsikamma indigenous forest, this is the place where I get my “zen” back.

6.Who do you enjoy guiding the most?
All types of people who enjoy nature and want to experience one of our wonderful products.

7.What is your favorite song? Why?
'Have you ever' by Brandy. It makes me think of life and as long as I am thinking and learning I am living.

8.What is your favorite movie? Why?
Any Leon Schuster movie, a comedy like that cannot be missed!

9.Tell us something interesting about yourself.
Well I am actually scared of heights, one would not say so with being a guide that slides from one tree to the next. I have overcome this fear by always making sure I am safe and secure on the system and this goes for all doing the system. Safety is a big priority for the company and I know that I am safe even if I am 20m above the ground! I really find that I can connect with clients who have the same fear and put them at ease immediately! This makes them enjoy the experience to the max!

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