Jo Romanes

Managing Director

 

Jo is passionate about The Blue Baths; the building, the business and the people. Seeing the company evolve has been the pay-off for Jo who was involved throughout the restoration process and re-opening in 1999. With 16 years in hospitality and tourism behind her, Jo still gets a kick from creating innovative new events, themes and entertainment options – and relishes quiet times walking her dog Rodger at home in Lake Tarawera.

 

027 622 0882

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Natasha Hall

General Manager

 

Natasha is an organisational whizz with a Diploma in Hotel Management backed by sixteen years of industry experience. Armed with a real desire to surpass client expectations and a legendary eye for detail, Tash has a true appreciation of the needs of brides - having held her own wedding ceremony in the Redwoods at Whakarewarewa Forest and reception in Blue Baths Lido Lounge! Downtime is spent walking, gardening, wine-tasting and pursuing her love of travel.

 

027 2888 747

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Timo Dicker

Executive Chef

 

Blue Baths’ executive chef Timo Dicker has over 20 years of diverse culinary experience which has evolved into a cooking style he enjoys. For Timo finesse is key and he creates clear, simple, high-quality menus utilising the best of New Zealand’s produce. Determination, passion, and the support of a dynamic team drive him to continually hone his craft and create unique takes on established dishes and flavours. When not in the kitchen, Timo enjoys travel, photography, and getting out and about on his mountain bike.

 

027 2888 747

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Leanne Ellison

Financial Administrator

 

 

Alice Wareing

Sales & Events Coordinator

 

 

Claudia Knight

Event Coordinator

 

 

Ngawiki Clayton

Front of House Manager

 

Ngawiki holds a Bachelor of Maori Performing Arts majoring in dance and has been in the hospitality and tourism industry since 1995, working for top cultural attractions locally and representing NZ overseas as both a performer and teacher. Wiki leads the team on the floor by example, with consummate professionalism, quiet enthusiasm and always a twinkle in the eye. Mother and wife of two awesome boys, Wiki loves spending free time kicking back with the family.

 

Darlene Mohekey

Creative & Musical Director

 

A talented actress, songstress, voice-over artist, writer, impersonator and general diva extraordinaire, Darlene’s credits include numerous theatrical productions and three series on TV1’s ‘Facelift’; a political satire in which she played 22 different characters including Helen Clark, Suzanne Paul, Nicky Watson and Jason Gunn. Darlene won the NZ Chapman Tripp Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2010 for the Circa production of ’Shipwrecked! An Entertainment’. Darlene enjoys the diversity and creative freedom of her role at Blue Baths, with original shows and entertainment segments constantly being developed for clients’ events. Darlene enjoys DIY home building projects and spending time with family and friends in her hometown of Levin.

 

027 523 624

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Sera Devcich

Set & Costume Designer (and Stand-up Comic)

 

Performer, designer, comedian, writer and artist Sera Devcich has spent the better part of her life involved in many aspects of the performing and creative arts. Placing in over twenty various design and wearable arts competitions (winning her first “intermediate category” at aged 11!) and boasting a broad selection of performance experience with multiple theatre awards under her belt, she brings a wealth of knowledge and talent to the drawing board, canvas and stage. She is renowned for thinking outside the square and finding innovative new ways to create artistic spectaculars of every genre. Sera thoroughly enjoys working with the consistently high calibre of performers at the Blue Baths. In her spare time Sera enjoys singing songs with her daughter and operating jackhammers.