Meet Our team
Andre Kollai came to New Zealand in 2005 as a German backpacker. After travelling the country he decided to stay and spent many years in Auckland. He is now regularly travelling back and forth between both countries. His background is in mechanical engineering and he worked in the high voltage industry in Auckland for 10 years. In 2011 he started his project Work Travel Fun NZ which mainly helps backpackers to get a good start in New Zealand. More projects followed until Create a Moment was born.
Mara Schneider is a former journalist and a passionate writer and has worked for various newspapers and online news portals. She came to New Zealand as an Au Pair in 2010. Originally from the same town in Germany as Andre, she now lives in Whangarei, New Zealand, where she works as an Early Childhood Teacher. Mara is in charge of the legal side of the business and acts as an adviser for the company. She is also the main writer and contributes to our various websites.
Customer Service / Designer
Julian Lea is the co-founder of Eyevom Films. He is a professional web designer and developer. In 2017 he traveled New Zealand as a backpacker which was his first main overseas experience. He instantly fell in love with New Zealand’s unique scenery and the hospitality of the people. It was there and then that he decided to start a website to help other backpackers by providing them with useful information. He is based now in Zuerich, Switzerland, and operates from there.
Simon Yip is a young account manager based in Auckland, New Zealand. He is the founder of YIP Associates and helps startups with good knowledge and legal advice. He is responsible for all the accounting at Create a Moment.
Diana Boehm is a young and innovative designer from Leipzig, Germany. She collaborates with Andre on a lot of projects and is an adviser for the design of our websites. She also is one of the founders of the Delta Studios Co-working space in Leipzig.
Lea Inselmann is a young writer based in Leipzig, Germany. She studied Cultural and Media Management as well as Creative Writing and helps fill our page with informative and creative content. She has written numerous travel blogs and articles and loves New Zealand.
Do you need advice?
Australia is the sixth largest country by land area. It is world famous for its wide open spaces and natural wonders, its deserts, beaches, the bush, and of course the Outback.
When you decide to explore New Zealand or “Down Under” via Work and Travel, we want to make sure you know how to get around hassle free while you travel. Most recommended for travellers who don’t want to trouble themselves with renting or buying a Van/Camper is New Zealand’s network of long distance buses. Whether you prefer “hop on hop off”, guided adventure tours or an all-inclusive option: there is something to suit everybody’s needs and budget.