This is Monique – our wonderful new receptionist.

Monique joined the Armstrong Murray team just before last year’s lockdown and had to learn the ropes while working from home. It must have been very challenging for her, especially as this is her first office role, but she’s done a brilliant job.

We are very impressed by Monique’s calm demeanour, her willingness to help everyone and the way she warmly greets each client (albeit behind a mask, now that we’re back in the office). She is a real asset to the team.

Before starting at Armstrong Murray, Monique gained a swimming scholarship at Northern Arizona University, where she studied psychology for four years, and she is currently working towards completing her masters.

Want to learn a bit more about Monique? Have a look at our Q&A with her below.

1. What does a typical weekend look like for you?

Being around friends and family, spending the day near the water and then heading to dinner.

2. What’s your favourite type of pizza?

Hawaiian.

3. Are you a dog person or a cat person?

Definitely a cat person! I love having them around.

4. Where was your most memorable holiday?

A cruise around the Pacific Islands.

5. If you could travel to one country this year, where would you go?

Indonesia has been at the top of my list for ages. I would love to visit Bali. Hopefully this year!

6. Where is your favourite NZ holiday spot?

Camping at Ōhope.

7. What’s your morning beverage of choice?

A large flat white.

8. What’s your least favourite food?

Anchovies.

9. Are you an early bird or a night owl?

Early bird – I seem to get the most done in the morning.

10. What’s your favourite local restaurant or cafe?

Azabu in Ponsonby.

11. What was your first job?

I was a barista at a cafe in Albany.

12. What job would you be terrible at?

Any job that requires speaking to a crowd.

13. What do you like most about Armstrong Murray?

How friendly everyone is! Everyone supports each other and there is always someone to turn to.