With Tui Balms from the very beginning in 1984, currently working as sales rep at baby expos, conferences,massage and beauty schools, as well as on our annual rep trip. She brings deep committment to our products and co-op model, sincerity and integrity. Outside of work she is passionate about family, friends, nature, therapeutic massage, holistic pulsing, and her Tui home. In her massage work Yana enjoys all but the floral scented Balms.
With Tui Balms since 1992, currently working on the management team, in production, as purchaser of ingredients and in building design. He brings a relaxed attitude combined with commitment to getting things done, and joy in the actual doing of his jobs to the co-op. Outside of work he dedicates his energy to living in an intentional, to his daughter Shakti and some of her home-schooling, and also his sailboat that he takes out to sea at times. His favorite Balm is Bee Balm, as “it does everything, and more!”
With Tui Balms since 2007, currently working in customer services. She brings an openness to new frontiers in the way we do things to the co-op. Outside of work she loves creative time with her daughter Shakti, with her garden and with inner projects. Her favorite Balms are Bee Balm, Throat & Chest, and Cooling & Soothing.
With Tui Balms since 2008, currently working in marketing, as a sales rep and on website development. She brings creativity, joy and cooperation to the co-op. Outside of work she loves authentic human connection, her daughter Kiva, tramping, chanting, and gardening. Her favorite Balm is Orange Spice Massage Balm.
With Tui Balms since 2008, currently working as shipping supervisor, in marketing and as the Golden Bay sales rep. She brings humour, colour, fresh creativity, communication, stability, compassion. Outside of work she is passionate about the conscious evolution of humanity and the planet, rites of passage work for teens, as well as changing the culture around death and eldership. She is an artist and storyteller, Her favorite Balm are Aloe Lip Balm and Herbal Lift, “the essential oils are like an antidote for lunch coma”.
With Tui Balms since 2009, currently working as general manager. He brings cooperation, attention to detail and humour to the co-op. Outside of work he loves finishing his pottery studio, building a wood-fired kiln, and getting back on the potter’s wheel. His favorite Balm is Bee Balm.
With Tui Balms since 2009, currently working in production as well as in research & development. He brings his herbalist education, creativity and humour to the co-op. Outside of work he loves pottering around his house with DIY stuff and being a dad. His favorite Balm is Throat & Chest, and his most used is product is the Extreme Bug Spray.
With Tui Balms since 2009, currently working in marketing & design and as a sales rep. She brings love, humour and creativity to the co-op. Outside of work she loves spending time with her family, enjoying the natural beauty of NZ forests and beaches, and connecting. Her favorite Balm is Bee Balm “for its versatility and mousiturising, especially for cracked feet!”
With Tui Balms since 2012, currently working as as jack of all trades: as co-manager, in accounts, customer services and as co-ordinator for staffing, payroll and donations. He brings light heartedness, compassion and reliability to the co-op. Outside of work he loves playing and performing music. His favorite Balm is Cooling & Soothing.
With Tui Balms since 2013, currently working in customer services. She brings integrity, open thinking and organisation to the co-op. Outside of work she loves yoga, being in nature and children. Her favorite Balm is Cooling & Soothing.
With Tui Balms since 2016, currently working as co-ordinator re labelling product as well as aspects of stock and quality control. She brings curiosity, integrity and being a connector to the co-op. Outside of work she loves facilitation and writing which focuses on opening multiple perspectives, supporting embodied knowing and robust reflection. Her favorite Balm are Wild Rose and Woman’s Blend Massage Balms.
With Tui Balms since 2017, currently working in packout, batching & lidding and as cleaning fairy. She brings her sense of humour and co-operation to the co-op and is growing a relationship with our local teenagers with the batching and lidding work. Outside of work she loves gardening, working on creative projects and spending time at the beach. Her favorite Balm is Bee Balm and Chai Lip Balm.
With Tui Balms since 2017, currently working in customer services and labelling. She brings reliability, attention to detail and curiosity to the co-op. Outside of work she loves swimming and New Zealand flora/fauna/ecology/landscapes/conservation. Her favorite Balm is Bee Balm.
With Tui Balms since 2019, currently working in packout and labeling. He brings a great mind for solutions, self-motivation and “thinking outside the box” to the co-op. Outside of work he loves long runs in the bush and off-road ultra marathons. His favorite Balm is Sports Massage Balm.
With Tui Balms since 2020, currently working in customer services. He brings focus, simplicity and service to the co-op. Outside of work he loves fermenting food, building soil fertility and naturally tanning possum furs. His favourite Balm is Cooling and Soothing.