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Claire writes and edits our communications, marketing, and sales content. A storyteller at heart, she is always thinking about the journey words take the reader on.

After gaining a degree in Theatre and English Literature with First Class Honours, Claire co-founded experimental performance company Binge Culture and spent a decade immersed in Wellington's theatre scene. She’s written, produced, directed, and acted in everything from large-scale street performances to audio walking tours. 

She developed her skill for clear, succinct communication as a grants writer for arts organisations Playmarket and Barbarian Productions, and children’s charity Barnardos NZ.

A child of the sea, Claire was born on a sailboat and spent 15 years sailing around the world with her family. It’s her most epic story, full of tropical islands, whales, and storms. In 2017 she wrote it down for her Masters of Creative Writing at Victoria University, receiving a Distinction and an award. She’ll publish it one day, she swears.