Rayner moved to New Zealand from South Africa when he was 5 years old. He was raised in Whanganui where he got to play every sport underneath the sun

He studied Psychology and Biology in Wellington before discovering rock climbing and the outdoors, which is one of the fires which fuels his life.

While travelling in Europe, Rayner got the chance to work as a Summer adventure camp councillor, where he discovered his love of working, learning and growing with the younger generations. Rayner is high energy and always willing to get involved in any activity he can have a go at. Rayner also loves pursuing creative outlets; whether musical, movement, drawing  or anything that facilitates creative expression.

Rayner has also taken school groups on high rope courses and loves seeing people push themselves. He also worked as a hiking guide throughout New Zealand, so the outdoors feels like his home.

Rayner has been privileged with the opportunity to work for Kahu Youth while Angie is away on maternity leave for a year.