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 - 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
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!
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
Jay-Leigh Wikaira - Sales Operations Manager
Star sign: Aries. Some say we Aries women are fiery; I say we are the sparks that light up the universe.
Qualifications: Bachelor Commerce
What I really do all day: I work with our team to ensure we are have the tools, systems, and processes in place to best serve our customer and build lasting customer relationships.
What I’d like to do all day: I would love to explore different places, local and abroad.
My weirdest healthy habit: My morning ‘health shot’ … some fresh squeezed lemon juice, a pinch of cayenne pepper into my zazen Water. A great way to start the day.
My favourite quote: I have so many that I love. This is one of them. “Good, better, best. Never let it rest. 'Til your good is better and your better is best” - St Jerome.
Every day you’ll catch me: Enjoying time with my family.
My belief is: “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou
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”.
Rachael Bass - Customer Relationship Manager
Star sign: Capricorn, represented by the sea goat. Half fish, half goat and ready to navigate any terrain, especially cute cafes by the sea.
What I really do all day: Educate our beautiful customers on the benefits of cellular hydration through the gift of zazen Water.
What I’d like to do all day: I honestly love sharing and receiving knowledge about anything health and wellness. If I can do that cooking for family, sailing or chatting on a ski lift, even better.
My weirdest healthy habit: Herbal paste detox massage (Udvartana) followed by a sauna or steam.
My favourite quote: Hippocrates The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
Every day you’ll catch me: Walking my dog off-leash somewhere, sending friends interesting recipes and dreaming about my next overseas adventure.
My belief is: No matter what you decide to do with your life, you will be judged. Forget about what other people think. You can serve your community more when you are following your bliss.
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.
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)
Leo - Warehouse Supervisor
Star sign: Capricorn - We are hard-working, with a great sense of responsibility.
What I really do all day: Manage outbound orders, movement of stock and delivery of stock, day to day activity of our warehouses.
What I’d like to do all day: Travel around the world, see new places and collect great experiences.
My weirdest healthy habit: Play soccer, and walk every day 30 minutes to help me relax!
My favourite quote: “Never forget the people that believed in you, when all you had was a dream” - Anonymous
Every day you’ll catch me: Smiling, and with the provision to help others.
My belief is:Never give up on your dreams... if you work for them they will come true.
Gypsy-Rose Parker - Meet & Greet
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.