Phyll has been in the service industry all her working life, starting in the BNZ, then Bond & Bond, then moving to the shipping freight industry for a few years. Then she spent 16 years with IRT, organising the freighting of horses, deer & other livestock by air, including being lucky enough to travel with them on many occasions.
After such an interesting job became old hat, she became a Sub 60 courier for a few years until the Auckland traffic became unbearable. She moved to Mercury Bay in 2003 & met Mitch a year later, becoming his life partner until they married in January 2015. She started off helping on the yard, water-blasting, wet sanding & grinding until the administration side of things became too big to do both that and work on the yard. With Phyll helping Mitch with the administration side of the business this freed Mitch up to concentrate on the “hands on” work. Phyll handles all the organisation of work for the business as well as handling the accounting side of things.
Phyll has always been involved with the sea and the land, riding horses from an early age. She grew up with Mercury Bay as her holiday home, with the normal fizz boat that goes with a bach by the sea. She was involved with the Spirit of Adventure Trust for many years doing various weekend & 10 day youth voyages as a watch leader on both the Spirit of Adventure & the Spirit of NZ. Her other loves are tramping & their Weimaraner, Bodie, who is a regular visitor to the marina.