Our Team in New Zealand


Evan Wells

South Pacific Regional Director and Fiji Country Director

Born in New Zealand and now living between Australia and Fiji, Evan has spent the last 25 years helping to grow and shape Rustic Pathways into what it is today. As the organization’s longest- standing employee, he serves as a director for our Fijian and Australian companies. Evan is an inveterate traveler and, when away from work, he enjoys exploring the world with his wife and two sons.


Bethany Thomas

Fiji and New Zealand Country Manager

Bethany has been part of our Fiji team since 2011 and loves sharing her passion for the island culture with our students. Born and raised in Los Angeles, she took a gap year and spent time living in Tokyo and London before attending The George Washington University. An avid soccer player, Bethany has extensive experience both playing and coaching, and she can frequently be spotted challenging the locals to a pickup game on the Eco-Lodge field.