Tessa Sillifant immigrated to New Zealand from Cornwall in her early twenties after falling in love with the natural beauty around her and the extreme sports on offer. A thirst for knowledge, an active imagination and a sense of adventure, Tessa loves to travel and allow her senses to come alive through the different sights, tastes, sounds, smells and through exploring her surroundings. Through these adventures Tessa has managed to capture the highs and lows and link them to the big lessons she's learnt in life which has recently been brought to life through her book called "The Twists and Turns of a Traveller: Life Lessons, Adventures and Everything In Between". As well as exploring the sights, Tessa has had a number of different careers which has seen her organising symposiums and professional development opportunities for academics to collaborating on a Wellbeing Strategy and providing pastoral care to University students. She enjoys helping others and connecting to what brings people joy, which for her, often takes her back to her child-like wonder. After all, age is just a number!