NZNF Team

The NZNF Executive are elected by the members of the Federation at the annual council meeting.   Additionally there are appointments made by the NZNF executive, they are the NZ Naturists Secretary, Sports Coordinator, Archivist, gonatural products Merchandise, and Social Media.

NZNF Executive Team

President - Wendy Lowe

Wendy has been a naturist since meeting husband Nick in 2006, joining Hawkes Bay Naturist Club in March 2007.   Within 6 months she was co-opted to the committee and served almost every year after that in various roles including Treasurer and Secretary, resigning in June 2019. 

In 2009 she joined the NZNF team as Internet Coordinator and served a year before being elected as President in December 2010 and serving four years, then 2 years as Treasurer.   In May 2019 Wendy was re-appointed as President.

Contact our President - Wendy

North Island Vice President - Ken Mercer

Ken MercerI have been a member of WNC for 33 years and a past President for 8 years running. I have also been on WNC committee for over 20 years. I am a trustee of the Percy cousins trust. I continue to be the NZNF sports coordinator. I have been past President of the NZNF for 3 years in which time I attended an international congress. My aim is to help clubs where I can and to pass this role onto someone younger after my term.

Contact our NIVP - Ken

South Island Vice President - David Saunders

David has been a member of Pineglades since 1972 and is currently in his 4th and final year as President of the club. After the May AGM he will be able to devote even more time to Federation matters and will be fully retired from his full time job. Over the years at Pineglades he has been active on the committee and has undertaken various Convener roles including the organising and running of national Festivals. A regular contributor to gonatural magazine and has participated in a number of sports events at Festivals and has a good understanding of governance issues in respect of club rules and issues that may arise in that area. Looking forward to visiting the South Island clubs and of being assistance to them in respect of their needs.

Contact our SIVP - David

Secretary - Joanna Schumaker

Joanna's profile will be up here soon..

Contact our Secretary - Joanna

Treasurer - Kathy Earby

Kathy's profile will be up here soon..

Contact our Treasurer - Kathy

Database Secretary - Christine Bowers

Christine and her husband John have been members of Waikato Outdoor Society since 1996, previously members of Rotota.   They are also members of Nudvan. Christine was President for WOS for five years, and is currently secretary of NUDVAN.

In October 2012 Christine offered to fill the position of NZNF Database Secretary when it became vacant.   She is a retired as a typist/transcriptionist.   The database secretary is responsible for keeping the database of NZNF members, issuing INF stickers, and the printing of NZNF ID cards.   Statistical information from the database is presented to the annual AGM, and to the NZNF committee.

Contact our Database Secretary - Christine

Digital Platforms Coordinator - Matt Alexander

Matt Alexander

My wife and I have been members of Rotota since 2016/17 but we have been enjoying the naturists movement in an un-official capacity for longer.  My day job, hobbies and interests  have enabled me to amass quite a lot of experience in web and graphic design, video production and all those other geeky things to do with creating, managing and delivering online “stuff” to eager digi-consumers from all walks of life. 

When I heard via our club that the NZNF was initially looking for a 2IC to assist Murray I thought, “Right, this is something I can do to be more active in the New Zealand Naturist community”.  Then, less than two weeks later … I now find my self happily co-opted onto the team as the Digital Platforms Coordinator. 

Please bare with me (pun intended) while I come to terms with what this portfolio involves.

Contact our Digital Platforms Coordinator and Webmaster - Matt

Marketing Officer - Alice de Wet

Alice's profile will be up here soon..

Contact our Marketing Officer - Alice

Youth Coordinator - Vacant

NZNF Appointees

Gonatural Editor - John Lowe

John became a member of Wellington Sun & Health Society around 1962, with his then wife Colleen (who became club photographer for several years).   In 1976 John joined the Free Beaches association, while remaining a member of the Wellington Naturist club until around 1987, when John was living on Norfolk Island.   After returning from Australia in 1990, John took on the 'Supporters Group' (now New Zealand Naturists) for about three years, following the resignation of the original Secretary, John Trotter.  John is currently also newsletter editor for Free Beaches NZ and lives in Hastings..

Contact our gonatural newsletter editor - John

Sports Coordinator - Ken Mercer

I have been a member of WNC for 33 years and a past President for 8 years running. I have also been on WNC committee for over 20 years. I am a trustee of the Percy cousins trust. I continue to be the NZNF sports coordinator. I have been past President of the NZNF for 3 years in which time I attended an international congress. My aim is to help clubs where I can and to pass this role onto someone younger after my term..

Contact our Sports Coordinator - Ken

Archivist - Pam Salter

Pam is a long time naturist and lives in Auckland with her husband Dick.    Pam has two children and four grandchildren.

Pam's major hobby is genealogy and has become the family archivist, collecting and preserving hundreds of letters and photos.

Pam and Dick have been members of the Naturist movement from about 1973 when they were first members of the Wellington Naturist club and later joined the Auckland Outdoor Naturist club, where they are still members.


gonatural products Merchandiser - Mark Kennedy

I first joined the Wanganui Sun Club when the club folded , I joined the Wellington Naturist Club.   I am also a Social Member of the Orchard Sun Club.

I am a fitness freak, I am a Crossfitter and also I do Pole Dancing at the local Pole Dancing Studio in Whanganui.   I also run for the Wanganui Harrier Club. I get out into the hills on my mountain bike.   I also belong to Rotary.

Contact our Mechandiser - Mark

Social Media Coordinator - Constance Gervasi

Constance has been a naturist for most of her adult life, but officially became one when she joined the Wellington Naturist Club in 2013.

Approached to join the club's committee in 2016, Constance has looked after a range of portfolios from cabin management to social events. She was also instrumental in organising the Pioneer Rally held at the WNC in 2017 to commemorate 60 years of naturism in NZ.   Constance currently contracts as a private tour guide/driver over the summer months and enjoys spending her downtime at the WNC cavorting in the pool.

Contact our Social Media Coordinator - Constance