the team

Ayako has a flair for fashion and detail. She appreciates quality and likes good order.  Shoe care and stock-take are her forte. She keeps no secret her love of shoes and eye for all that is colourful.

Olly likes to wear comfortable shoes. When little he always wore socks with his sandals…isn’t it interesting that he now works in a Birkenstock shop! The Boston is his favorite.

Runa loves meeting new people and working at Birkenstock Hahndorf is a great place to do so. She enjoys reading and travelling and is often planning her next trip, taking extra time to research where the best place to eat is!

Sheri has always loved shoes and dressing up. As a child she dreamed of working in a shop and using a cash register. Today she gets lots of practice at this whilst she works out front in the store.

Zoe loves to hear a good story. Hahndorf is a perfect spot to keep in touch with what the locals are up to and there are always many travellers’ adventures to hear about. She loves colour and uses it a lot in her textile art.

Gail grew up in the mountains of New Zealand and viewed the world through an imaginative lens. As a visual artist she always looks alternatively at life outside the square or in this case the proverbial shoebox. Enticed by the excitement of travel she is always packing her Birkenstocks ready for the next adventure.


Jackie loves Birkenstocks. Her mum made her wear them to school in the 1970s …nothing has changed.  She orders all the shoes in the shop and oversees it’s daily running.  When not working she loves to talk about shoes….

Phil has always been tidy. He was the little boy who would line up his matchbox cars, polish them and return them to their case for good keeping. He is the go to person for all things technical whether in store or on the web-store. He also ensures things are logical and well maintained from indoors to the out.