“We are a family business, have two lively children and are passionate about the environment in which we live. Living on a remote island we are off the grid, so source our power from the sun, collect our own water and live off the land and ocean, living as sustainable as we can.”
Taryn is a Senior Environmental Scientist at Sustainable Aotea. Graduating with Distinction at the University of Canterbury, Taryn now has over 15 years experience and has gained a wide range of technical and practical experience in environmental management, ecology, water quality, wetlands, restoration/rehabilitation, wastewater, minimisation and mitigation of environmental contamination and community engagement during her career. She has been involved in numerous environmental projects, both nationally and internationally and has significant experience working with community groups.
Having grown up on a high country farm, Taryn has a strong passion and enthusiasm for the outdoors and nature. Taryn has a deep understanding and appreciation for the environment and chose her career in Ecology so that she can help make positive contributions to science, conservation and the community through educating and supporting.
Bow Davenport is a Builder at Sustainable Aotea. Bow has been in the building industry for 16 years, and is a qualified building practitioner with a background in residential, commercial, and remodeling. His skills have been honed in deadline driven environments where time and safety are of fundamental importance. Renowned for quality workmanship, uncompromising commitment to high-level service, and attention to detail.