#72: Sam Auger

Wieden+Kennedy colleague, 2008

When I started my new job in Amsterdam everybody at work had the impression that New Zealanders were the most friendly, laid-back people on earth. Sam Auger was to thank for that.

We only crossed paths for a month or so but it didn't take long to see why everyone loved him so much. He walked around the office barefoot chatting and laughing with everybody and he was warm and welcoming to me too. He left to rejoin the Wellington International Ukelele Orchestra on a world tour which seemed like a pretty fair enough reason to me.