Our Awesome Team
Janet Parker - CEO & Co-Founder
Star sign: Virgo an earth sign, the sixth sign to be exact… and that’s the way I like it.
What I really do all day: Help the team “look up” and ponder ways to continuously innovate and improve the way we can share the gift of zazen Water with others.
What I’d like to do all day: I love my life … maybe take a bit more time to add a couple more quarry rocks to my work-in-progress rock wall … it’s pretty long.
My weirdest healthy habit: Adding turmeric, barley grass & spirulina to my dog’s food, along with her fermented raw veggies (using Braggs Apple Cider vinegar of course!)
My favourite quote: “Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, Begin it! Boldness has genius, power and magic in it” Goethe
Every day you’ll catch me: Talking to the trees and saying hello to the girls (the neighbour’s chooks).
My belief is: Everyone is born with a Greatness – most just need a little help to remember or rediscover it!
Vanessa Drummond - COO, CFO & Co-Founder
Star sign: Pisces – I want that one, no this one …. I’ll take both!
Qualifications: B. Bus. Mgt (Marketing Major), MBA (International Business & Ecommerce)
What I really do all day: Have fun keeping track of Everything, running lots of reports and numbers, and working out how to continuously improve what we do and add more value.
What I’d like to do all day: Sit somewhere cosy with a view of the ocean, my cat purring on my lap, a pile of the latest books on leadership, strategy and marketing and a great cup of coffee (a personal chef would be handy too)!
My weirdest healthy habit: My morning shake – zazen Water, frozen organic banana, ice, cacao, barley grass, spirulina, acai berry, maca powder, cinnamon, turmeric and coconut oil, shaken not stirred, served in an awesome glass.
My favourite quote: “Be the change you wish to see in the world” Gandhi
Every day you’ll catch me: Enjoying a great cup of coffee, having a laugh, and crossing off my to do list!
My belief is: You can Do anything, but first you must Be it.
Rob Parker - General Manager, Sales
Star sign: Sagittarius – the ‘mutable’ fire sign – enthusiastic and ever juggling ideas
What I really do all day: I work with my fantastic team to find ways to create lifetime customer relationships.
What I’d like to do all day: Travel with my wife, see new places and meet new people.
My weirdest healthy habit: Every morning I take Vitamin C with a shot of Kombucha
My favourite quote: “When you talk, you’re only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new.” Dalai Lama
Every day you’ll catch me: Enjoying time with my family.
My belief is: If it is to be, it is up to me – make it happen!
Fiona Provan - Partner Relationship Manager
Star sign: Virgo – Earth sign with its ruling planet Mercury (the planet of communication)
Qualifications: Bachelor Health Science – Homeopathy
What I really do all day: Educate our zazen customers and Natural Health Practitioner partners on how to best utilise the zazen Water product range for its amazing hydration benefits and share this with friends and family.
What I’d like to do all day: Curl up with a good book or doco, attend seminars or run seminars on all subjects related to mind, body, spirit. Make & eat yummy raw food treats.
My weirdest healthy habit: Consuming mushroom extracts to help keep my immune system in tip top shape.
My favourite quote: Hippocrates ” Let food & (zazen Alkaline Water) be thy medicine & medicine be thy food & (zazen Alkaline Water)” & equally Eckhart Tolle “Be in the Now”.
Every day you’ll catch me: Starting my day by getting my hands dirty pulling out the weeds in my garden bed (Ohh the mindless serenity of just being in the moment).
My belief is: We need to ground ourselves to the earth – touching the earth with as much of our body as possible – “bare-feet rule”.
Caroline Scott - Customer Relationship Manager
Star sign: Gemini. Do not believe what they say, I do not have a twin.
Qualifications: Bachelor Health Science – Nutrition & Dietetics
What I really do all day: I help our existing beautiful customers and partners meet their health goals and achieve even more from their association with zazen Water.
What I’d like to do all day: Take more tango classes, read through my book list and discover yet another cute coffee shop!
My weirdest healthy habit: Hey - my habits aren't weird, I love chocolate bunnies!
My favourite quote: Be the change you wish to see in the world.
Every day you’ll catch me: Exercising in some form, plotting with my friends our next great adventure and enjoying a quiet coffee with a great read.
My belief is:We are all in this together, be kind, be compassionate.
Sonya Westaway - Sales & Customer Service Executive
Star sign: Taurus. We are realistic, practical and always have your back.
What I really do all day: I’m responding to emails and calls from our wonderful customers about our zazen Water product range.
What I’d like to do all day: Travel this beautiful country in a campervan visiting beaches & national parks.
My weirdest healthy habit: Forest Therapy, being mindful in nature helps me to relax and reset.
My favourite quote: "The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be" - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Every day you’ll catch me: Finding humour and kindness in as many interactions as possible.
My belief is:The longer you follow the right path the easier it becomes.
Phil Hancox - Marketing Director
Star sign: Gemini. Juggling, spinning plates, always with multiple balls in the air. Curious, chatty and ready for fun.
Qualifications: Bachelor Bus
What I really do all day: Spread the word about the magical qualities of alkaline water (AKA … keep the sales team busy)
What I’d like to do all day: Travel. Continue to tick off my every-growing bucket list. So far 47 countries across 7 continents - lots more to go….
My weirdest healthy habit: Bikram Yoga. 26 Postures | 90-minutes | 40 Degrees. Equal measure of torture & euphoria.
My favourite quote: “The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge, but imagination” Albert Einstein
Every day you’ll catch me: Checking out my Fitbit - have I got my 10,000 steps yet?
My belief is:It’ll all work out in the end….. so just jump!!!
Andrea Finlay - Operations Manager
Star sign: Gemini
What I really do all day: I make sure all orders to customers are processed and sent correctly.
What I’d like to do all day: Anything as long as it keeps me busy.
My weirdest healthy habit: Taking a bottle with zazen Water to restaurants.
My favourite quote: “Where there’s a will, there’s a way”
Every day you’ll catch me: At my desk making “to do lists” and checking them off.
My belief is: Be good to others
Ruby Ryan - Marketing Executive
Star sign: Scorpio- passionate and strong willed. If there's a will, there's a way, and you better believe that I'm gonna find that way!
Qualifications: B. Bus (Marketing), B. CI (Interactive & Visual Design)
What I really do all day? I help bridge the gap between zazen and the people throughout the digital marketing landscape!
What I'd like to do all day: Cook! Food is my love language. I love creating delicious food for the people around me - if I’ve ever cooked for you, it means you’re pretty special!!
My weirdest healthy habit: I like sleep..... like a lot..... Sleep is healthy right?
My favourite quote: “Everything happens for a reason” – Marilyn Monroe. Once you understand this concept, problems become lessons, sadness turns into strength and tragedies show you gratitude.
Every day you’ll catch me: Hovering around the coffee machine for my morning caffeine hit.
My belief is: Nothing is forever! Stress less! There is always a solution and a light at the end of the tunnel.
Kerry Jenkins - Sales & Operations Coordinator
Star sign: Cancer. Empathetic and sensitive to others, can be a bit emotional but tend to look on the bright side 🌻
Qualifications: Bachelor of Nursing
What I really do all day:Make sure all the incoming orders get sent to our customers whilst working closely with the whole team to sprinkle the zazen magic
What I’d like to do all day:Further my interests in spirituality and hang with the people I love whilst eating our fave foods
My weirdest healthy habit: I take a pint of lemon water to bed with me every night 🍋
My favourite quote: “ Be the energy you want to attract” Ralph Smart
Every day you’ll catch me:Drinking way too much tea!
My belief is:Where attention goes, energy flows…. (both good and bad)
Beci Culley - Art Director
Star sign: Sagittarius - Lively, passionate, smart and more philosophical than their clown-y energy may hint at.
Qualifications: Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design.
What I really do all day: I support the curation of visual style and make things sparkle!
What I’d like to do all day: Travel, decorate houses, paint, play my guitar, visit many cafes and restaurants and try new recipes, see musical theatre.
My weirdest healthy habit: Magnesium spas – I can’t get enough of them
My favourite quote: “Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.” - Jamie Paolinetti
Every day you’ll catch me: Drinking coffee with a little chocolate
My belief is: Dreams really do come true
Star sign: Virgo, I’m headstrong and know what I want (are you going to eat all of that sandwich?)
Official title: Trainee Customer Relations Specialist – I still get overexcited and forget that I am not allowed to lick everyone!
What I really do all day? Ensure everyone’s having fun – I make everyone put their rubbish bins on their desks – cause I love to pull all their rubbish out and rip it up, now that’s having fun!
Ideal position: Head of Security (I have to find my bark first and stop kissing everyone!)
Favourite toy: The cat – she loves me cause she hisses and wacks me all the time but she doesn’t use her sharp claws.
What I don’t eat: Ummm… cant think of anything yet, but try me!
My weirdest eating habit: Cat poop, from the cat’s litter bin if I can get to it first – I can move so fast no one can catch me! I could make the Olympic hurdle team even with my mouth full!
Every day you’ll catch me: Looking cute and working out what else I can steal and chew!
My belief is: I won puppy lotto.
Star sign: Gemini - If there is attention to be given, I want it!
Official title: Chief Barketing Officer - I run the marketing department.
What I really do all day? Initiate WIP meetings with everyone in the team every hour on the hour (and by WIP meeting I mean cuddle meeting).
Ideal position: Head of Dog Treat distribution
Favourite toy: I love tennis balls, and any soft toys I can pull apart
What I don’t eat: I don’t understand this question…
My weirdest eating habit: I never eat alone; I need an audience by my side!
Every day you’ll catch me: Putting on the puppy dog eyes to get pats from everyone and anyone!
My belief is:You can never have too many cuddles...