The Tasman Bay Snapper Classic is over the moon to have Jo Holley as this years MC. Jo is an avid fisherperson with a few excellent bucket list fish under her belt like striped marlin and huge kingfish. Please come down to the Speights Ale House and watch Jo carve her magic and help us support and raise funds for Coastguard Nelson.
Entertainer Extraordinaire - Jo Holley
Who's Jo Holley?
Multi-talented, multi-cultural and extremely versatile, Jo is the entertainment industry’s female MacGyver.
Born in Gisborne, (Ngati Porou), Jo’s drive, ‘can do’ attitude and personality has seen her succeed in a diverse range of roles. She is an experienced entertainer, presenter, actor, successful businesswomen, registered marriage celebrant, qualified personal trainer, event manager, voice artist, model and charity ambassador.
Despite relocating to Auckland, she has never lost her small town roots and it’s this East Coast up-bringing, coupled with big city living, which allows Jo to look and feel equally at home in her Red Band gumboots as she does in her red stilettos. From wrestling Marlin while the camera rolls, talking fashion, music and entertainment, hosting live events, and interviewing Celebrities on the red carpet, to judging Miss Universe NZ; Jo is at her entertaining best, fitting seamlessly into any situation required - she is a true all rounder.
Jo’s key strength has been her ability to professionally yet naturally transition between the very different roles her career has demanded, a valuable attribute she has honed over 15 years within the industry.
Just a sample of her work includes:
TV: The ITM Fishing Show; Velocity V (extreme sports); Get Your Fish On; Squirt (children); Studio 2; The Crowd Goes Wild; Telethon.
Online: Snapstar Entertainment TV (celebrity/red carpet/events/entertainment); The Wineram Experience (travel/adventure); Rural TV
Product Demonstration Videos: Fusion Marine Entertainment; CLM Fitness; Filecorp; Pressure Solutions; Thin Lizzy
Movies/Advertisements/TV Series: Sione’s 2: Unfinished Business; Players; The Mike King Show; Hercules; Inghams Chicken; Amazing Extraordinary Friends.
Further to this Jo has also scripted and acted as an animated character on Studio 2 called Fit Girl, and is a sought after voice artist and MC: hosting the Mastercard All Blacks Roadshow; Travelwise Awards; AMEX Queenstown Winter festival; Bridal Fashion Week; House of Rugby Launch; BNZ Open Polo Fashion Stage; Claudelands Carnival; and Make a Wish High Tea; just to name a few.
Behind the scenes Jo also excels in producing, directing, script development, sourcing crew, camera operation to final edit. She loves creating ideas & implementing them from initial concept right through to delivering the final product. In front of the camera whether it is in a studio or on location Jo truly shines. Her quick wit, humour, ability to make guests comfortable and get them chatting, and capability to think fast on her feet always allows for dynamic interviews. She’s always up for a laugh, especially at herself.
A prominent special events professional Jo manages many major high profile corporate events, road shows, festivals and campaigns for leading organizations - in both national & international markets. With the capability to simultaneously coordinate multiple activities at one time whether it is front of stage or behind the scenes, Jo thrives under pressure and is always in demand.
Jo’s ability to relate to and encourage others, her genuineness and positive energy have naturally lent themselves towards charitable endeavours. Jo is extremely passionate about this side of her work and has donated hours of her time, energy and image to charities such as: Cure Kids; Kids Can; Movember; Stand Tall; and Y for Youth; and is always willing to get involved in Charity work. As a Duffy Books in Homes ambassador since 2009 she has visited nearly 450 schools!
Whanau and friends are very important to Jo, she loves spending any spare time with them, as well as jetting off travelling, adventuring, doing a spot of D.I.Y, diving, boating, fishing, bargain hunting, singing, binge watching her favourite TV episodes on demand, dining out, cleaning, fashion and entertainment, working out, inspiring rangatahi, helping others and having a good old laugh. Jo can speak Maori and even perform a Karakia if the occasion requires.
It’s rare to come across a vibrant yet ‘down to earth’ entertainer proficient in such a wide range of platforms who can cater to such a varied range of audiences.
Jo is real - people warm quickly and easily to her vibrant personality and genuine character.
Put Jo in any scenario and she will deliver.
Check Out Jo Holley