We struck it lucky when Ben de Jong joined the Playground Creations team. To look at him, Ben looks nothing like his favourite superhero, Baymax, but his kindness, compassion and dedication to creating magical playground environments for younger generations to enjoy certainly shines through.
Ben brings landscaping and scaffolding experience to his role as an Playground Assistant here at Playground Creations, as well as a thirst for adrenaline. No surprise really when Ben spends so much of the winter months as a Ski Patroller on slopes around New Zealand. His love for adventure - Ben would love to one day travel the world skiing and exploring different places – also explains why the flying fox is his favourite part of any playground.
Ben enjoys the creative approach we take to designing and building environments for play and learning and we certainly enjoy having Ben as a valued part of the team.
Favourite part of the job?
Making great environments for play and learning.
Where would we find you on a playground?
On the flying fox enjoying the feeling of free falling.