Chloe is taking over from Craig as our new Services Facilitator, but you may already know her from Gate! And here is more about Chloe:
Tell us a little about yourself:
My first Burn was 2018, despite having known about Kiwiburn since 2010, and I instantly fell in love with the community and the myriad of wonderful people who have made my life a much more interesting and exciting place. I volunteered from day dot, and in 2020 became the 2IC for Gate, quickly followed by me stepping up to be Gate Lead for 2021. I’ll be staying on as Gate Lead for KB22, and then handing it off to the next keen and capable Gate Goblin!
For Kiwiburn 2022, I’ll be camped up with my dear mates at The Rusty Joint, but you’ll also see my flitting around The Sensory Dispensary. I suck at talking about myself, so if you’d like to know more come find me on the Paddock!
Firstly, what does your new role involve?
I’ll be helping Gate, Greeters, parking, and traffic run smoothly and ensuring we can all work together to get participants safely and quickly onto the Paddock. I’ll also be part of ExCom, which means more involvement regarding planning and direction of Kiwiburn. I’m sure there’s more and I’m excited to see what else the role may have me doing
How do you spend your time when you are not doing things related to Kiwiburn?
In the default world I work as an office admin/nursery manager, and I like to fill my time dancing, practicing yoga, reading, indoor rock climbing, gaming, and spending time outdoors.
Being involved with Kiwiburn can take a lot of energy. How do you re-energise?
Spending time in nature is a great recharger for me, as well as hanging out with friends or being at home with my cat!
Do you have a favourite burn outfit?
A good bikini and kimono are my favourite things to wear on the Paddock during the day, and at night you’ll usually see me wearing something warm and fluffy
What skills have you learned by being involved with Kiwiburn?
What it takes to help run an event! Lots of clear open communication, organisation, and management. The biggest skill I’ve learned though is believing in myself – super cheesy, but it’s true!
What has been your favourite moment at a Burn?
So many it’s hard to pick…but being carted around in a wheelbarrow in The Hangout while one of my favourite songs was playing on Burn night was a highlight this year.
What are you most excited about for Kiwiburn 2022?
Getting to reunite with everyone after a particularly tough year! And seeing what magic the Temple and Effigy crews will be bringing to the Paddock – one of my favourite parts of Kiwiburn is driving down that driveway and seeing the Temple and Effigy for the first time!