Our Team

“With Awareness comes Responsiblity. A Responsibility to Act!  We felt this deep responsibility to act and zazen was born as a Social Business Enterprise in 2007.”
Janet Parker, Founder

  • Janet Parker

    Star sign: Virgo an earth sign, the sixth sign to be exact… and that’s the way I like it.

    Title: Chief “think WOW Experience” Officer (CEO) and Co-Founder

    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

    Star sign: Pisces – I want that one, no this one …. I’ll take both!

    Official Title: Marketing Director and Co-Founder

    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.

  • Andrea Finlay

    Star sign: Gemini

    Official Title: Operations Manager

    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

    Star sign: Aries – We are go-getters!

    Official Title: Sales Operations Manager

    Qualifications: BCom (Bachelor of Commerce)

    What I really do all day: I make sure that our amazing Account Managers have the tools and resources they need to be the most effective and provide exceptional service to all of our customers.

    What I’d like to do all day: Travel the world and go on a new adventure every day.

    My weirdest healthy habit: I have a ginger and turmeric shot every morning – YUM!

    My favourite quote: “Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire”

    Every day you’ll catch me: Singing along to the radio, having a laugh and working hard.

    My belief is: “All of our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them” – Walt Disney

  • Kate Waterson

    Star sign: Leo, we are fearless and strong!

    Official Title: Account Manager

    Qualifications: Advanced Diploma of Nutritional Medicine

    What I really do all day: Answer phone calls, speak to our lovely Natural Health Practitioners and send lots of emails!

    What I’d like to do all day: Travel and explore the world.

    My weirdest healthy habit: Having zazen Water, apple cider vinegar, chlorophyll and flaxseed oil mixed together every morning, followed by homemade kombucha.

    My favourite quote: “The food you eat can be either the safest & most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.” Ann Wigmore

    Every day you’ll catch me: Talking and playing with Gypsy.

    My belief is: Rise up, start fresh, see the bright opportunity in each new day.

  • Teresa McCafferty

    Star sign: Gemini – (two sides have got to be better than one).

    Official Title: Account Manager

    Qualifications: Bsc. Nutritional Medicine & Dip. Remedial Massage

    What I really do all day: I have recently started at zazen, which means I have been getting up to speed with all the awesome features and functions of my day to day role.  To date I have had the pleasure of answering the phones and getting to know some of our amazing customers.  To be continued… watch this space!

    What I’d like to do all day: I love being outdoors, and equally love spending time with family and friends, a combination of these is the best!

    My weirdest healthy habit: Every morning I have a piece of delicious sprouted Essene bread with a layer of decadent almond butter.

    My favourite quote: “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well if one has not dined well” Virginia Woolf.

    Every day you’ll catch me: Having a laugh with my lovely colleagues along with seeking out a delicious brew for coffee time.

    My belief is:  Be the change you would like to see and live life with passion.

  • Rachel Funnell

    Star sign: Gemini (both sides to me are fun)

    Official Title: Account Manager

    Qualifications: Diploma of Remedial Massage and Certificate III & IV Sports Rehabilitation

    What I really do all day: Provide outstanding customer service, sneaking healthy snacks at my desk and annoying Gypsy with too many pats! 

    What I’d like to do all day:  Collecting shells at the beach  / travelling.

    My weirdest healthy habit: I put avocado on everything! I may just wake up as a giant avocado one day!

    My favourite quote: “If you are not making someone else’s life better, you are wasting your time.” Will Smith

    Every day you’ll catch me: Being cheeky, happy & light hearted.

    My belief is: Be kind.

  • Camilla Burden

    Star sign: Gemini… You never know which side you’re going to get!

    Official Title: Marketing Executive

    Qualifications: B. Bus. Mgt (Marketing Major), Diploma of Event Management

    What I really do all day: Plan, organise, learn and find new ways of doing things + help people live longer, healthier lives!

    What I’d like to do all day: I’d get bored doing one thing all day; I’d like to meet someone new, learn something new or see something/somewhere new! OR spend down time with my loved ones eating good food, relaxing and sharing ideas. There’s that gemini…

    My weirdest healthy habit: I wouldn’t say I have a “weird” healthy habit. I generally try to be well-rounded; eat good food, exercise and spend time outdoors, breathe and drink plenty of zazen Water!

    My favourite quote: “It ain’t about how hard you hit, it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward”. Rocky Balboa

    Every day you’ll catch me: Thinking (maybe staring into space), dreaming and planning.

    My belief is: You make your own luck.

  • Chloe Sparks

    Star sign: Aquarius

    Official Title: Administration Officer

    What I really do all day: Ensure the zazen office and dispatch area runs smoothly every day. 

    What I’d like to do all day: Write and walk the streets of Manhattan seeing musical after musical on Broadway. 

    My weirdest healthy habit: Doing yoga over skype with my BFF in Atlanta, Georgia. 

    My favourite quote: “I’m no philosopher you see, and may be justly said to build castles in the air, yet we have seen such schemes successful when the projector is constant.” Alexander Hamilton

    Every day you’ll catch me: Quietly trying to bribe Gypsy to love me more than everyone else. 

    My belief is: You’re never too old for sprinkles and sparkles. 

  • Damien Sheehy

    Star sign: Scorpio

    Official Title: Administration Officer

    Qualifications: Diploma Business Management, Cert 3 & 4 in Fitness

    What I really do all day: Help the administration team run a smooth operation. 

    What I’d like to do all day: Traveling around the world visiting ancient locations. E.g. The Great Pyramid of Giza and the Nazca Lines. 

    My weirdest healthy habit: Blending a whole bunch of vegetables and drinking it. With a bit of honey for taste. 

    My favourite quote: “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” Theodore Roosevelt 

    Every day you’ll catch me: Solving problems and coaching my clients before and after work. 

    My belief is: Live your life to your full potential.

  • Gypsy-Rose Parker

    Gypsy-Rose Parker

    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.