Kirsten Taylor – CEO | Naturopath, Herbalist, Nutritionist, Health Researcher and Sleep Specialist
About: I am mad about sleep, getting people to sleep, improving sleep and making super cool sleep formulations that make people’s lives better.
I wasn’t always a such sleep enthusiast but after being in my Naturopathic clinic for 7 years I couldn’t deny the irrefutable evidence that not sleeping impacts on every single body system. We all know that now because the science has caught up and every one is going on about it – which is a very good thing. For me, discovering that sleep is so important, early on and focussing on it so that I can positively impact on every aspect of people’s lives drives me to keep going. I LOVE helping people be healthier and happier. I am determined to take SleepDrops to the world so we can help as many people as possible sleep better. Imagine what a fantastic world we will have?!
What is something not many people know about Kirsten? I originally wanted to be a lawyer.
Mark Olley – General Manager
About: With a career spanning 25+ years across a number of Senior banking roles , Mark has extensive experience in fields such as Business development, Financial Markets, Liquidity and Risk management and online Trading . Having worked both in the Banking sector for entities such as Citigroup, Westpac, Fay Richwhite and Macquarie Bank ,Mark also founded one of the first NZ online Foreign Exchange companies that he successfully sold in 2010. As Head of Corporate sales for the Commonwealth Bank/ASB Global markets business Mark was fortunate to get to know a wide range of business owners and Managers across the Australasian market. Mark in his position noticed the passion and experience of the SleepDrops team in an increasingly consumer focused Natural sleep supplement and Wellbeing space. Having a mother who is a Bowen Therapy practitioner “who always insisted on providing natural remedies and Organic nutrition for us as kids it was instinctive that I would eventually come back to my grass roots and invest in a business that has peoples natural health and wellbeing as part of its DNA”
What is something not many people know about Mark? Before walking down the dark road of a Banking career mark was a Cheese maker for Kapiti Cheeses before the company was bought out by Fonterra.
Dr. Estelle de Beer – Sleep Doctor
About: Dr Estelle qualified from the Durban University of Technology (South Africa) in 2007, as a Doctor of Natural Medicine. Dr Estelle has been in consulting and treating patients since 2007 but has been working in holistic health care since 2003. Like most people attracted to the healing powers of natural medicine she chose to work in the industry in a health shop, offering one on one support at a retail level & honing her customer service skills and bedside manner whilst building on her academic knowledge at University.
See more info @ www.sleepandwellnesscentre.co.nz
Paige Cowley – Naturopathic Sleep Specialist | Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy)
About: Paige is our resident Aussie and one of our Naturopathic Sleep Specialists here to help all of our customers achieve their best sleep.
With over 8 years’ experience in the health industry, first as a nurse and now as a naturopath, Paige has dedicated herself to learning, understanding and educating on the best way to empower health and wellbeing through the life stages. She is passionate about helping people achieve their health goals and believes that poor sleep is often a major block for healing. When not focused on tackling people’s health challenges you can find her searching the New Zealand coast line for the her next surf spot, or drinking endless cups of tea with a good book.
What is something not many people know about Paige? She has been in love with her husband since high school…CUTE!
Mia Yang – China Marketing Coordinator
About: Mia studied international business in London England. Once back in China, Mia worked at the Agricultural Bank of China (one of the 4 biggest banks in China) as an account manager of corporations. She came to New Zealand after to continue her career in the finance section working as customer service manager of commercial accounts at IE Financial Services Limited. In her personal time she worked as a “Daigou” which is where Chinese people act as personal shoppers for their friends and family in China. This has given Mia strong skills and experience needed for SleepDrops to build this very important channel as first entry step into the Chinese market.
Kim Newton – Marketing (NZ) | Nutritionist | Naturopath
About: Kim originally studied Nutrition and Naturopathy, however discovered her passion for Marketing while working with some of the top Nutritionists in New Zealand. After graduating Kim joined the team at SleepDrops and fell in love with the fast-paced nature of role. She also loves that she can still help people improve their health and well-being through her marketing content. In her own time Kim loves boxing, yoga and enjoying delicious food with loved ones!
Paul Kung – Warehouse Manager | Mechanical Engineer, Certificate in auto engineering
About: Paul was born in Hong Kong and had been living in New Zealand for 24 years. He has an engineering background and had extensive management experience in multisite operation. He is also equipped with years of experience in the logistic of pharmaceuticals and cosmetic manufacturing industry. Paul loves music and sports and enjoys working as a volunteer in his free time. Paul is a dedicated Buddhist and is a proud grandfather of a little girl who is a talented ballet dancer.
What is something not many people know about Paul? Paul is actually a petrol head and he learnt to race Motorcars in Japan.
Sandy So – Lab Technician
About: Sandy was born in Hong Kong and was a qualified garment manufacturing technician before coming to New Zealand with her family in 1995. She has years of experience as a packing supervisor in the cosmetic manufacturing industries in New Zealand. She enjoys cooking for family and friends and is a self-taught baker. Sandy is a Buddhist and love working as a volunteer in the temple. And yes, she loves watching cooking shows and soap- opera’s.
What is something not many people know about Sandy? Sandy had won 2 medals in a swimming gala when she was studying in a technical institution.
Peggy Khor – Lab Technician
About: Peggy was born in Malaysia and came to New Zealand in 1996. She enjoys working at SleepDrops and love meeting the team every day. She is a mum of two sons, who are both in high school. Peggy loves cooking Malaysian food… she actually use to work as a chef in a Malaysian restaurant. In her spare time Peggy enjoys jogging, shopping, watching movies, spending time with sons and living her life with passion.
What is something not many people know about Peggy? Peggy makes a mean Malaysian curry…
Terri Candy – Sleep Therapist
About: Terri joined the EdenSleep and Resmed team in 2019, bringing 29 years of patient care experience.
Terri studied Environmental Science at the University of Auckland, but soon realised this is not where her passion lay. Upon completion of her degree she joined her father in the Pharmacy industry and hasn’t looked back.
She thoroughly enjoys the patient interaction and the opportunity to make a real difference to the health and wellbeing of her clients. So when an opening came up at EdenSleep this seemed like a great chance to join a global team where one-on-one patient care is still at the forefront of what they do. Terri helps clients with a range of conditions including disordered breathing and sleep apnea. For more about Eden Sleep and Resmed click here