Our Team

What we do at Zea would not be possible without our incredible team. From our graphic designers to our customer service managers, each member helps bring nature’s benefits to your fingertips.

Hayden Brass

Founder & Managing Director

Hayden Brass

For the past few years, Hayden has lived and breathed Zea. He has been the driving force behind transforming a family project into a thriving business that impacts thousands of people throughout the world. It is Hayden’s personal mission to develop pure, Australian made products that positively impact both people, and the planet. When he is not working and talking about Kunzea, Hayden enjoys getting outdoors, exploring nature and spending time with partner Jade and newborn son Hendrix.

Jade McKenzie

Marketing & Sales Director

Jade McKenzie

Since Jade joined the team, Zea has grown from strength to strength. Smart strategy, big picture thinking, and analysing numbers are the things she loves doing the most (and of course, being a new mama!). With a background in business development, entrepreneurialism and coaching in the corporate, not for profit and entrepreneurial sectors, Jade brings with her over a decade of experience in GM and Founder roles. Jade’s passions include mentoring women in business, developing leadership in the workplace and empowering entrepreneurs to create impactful and sustainable businesses.

Michelle Brass

Naturopath, Aromatherapist and Wellness Practitioner

Michelle Brass

With over 25 years experience in the natural health industry, Michelle has dedicated her life to helping others embrace the therapeutic benefits of nature. Throughout her time as a health practitioner, she has used and recommended countless traditional and conventional treatments to her clients - as she believes an integrative approach to health and wellness is very important. Michelle is passionate about using and promoting essential oils and, in particular, Kunzea Oil, as she has seen them help thousands of people over the years. To learn more about Michelle, go to her full bio page.

Hayley Johnson

Marketing & Communications Manager

Hayley Johnson

Hayley has recently joined the Zea Team having spent the last 8 years working across Marketing and PR, both in-house and agency. Hayley brings extensive knowledge to the Zea team across all facets of e-commerce, social and SEO. She loves an excel spreadsheet and if you ever need someone to proof check copy before it goes to print, then she’s the best person for the job. In her spare time you can find Hayley hanging out with her French Bulldog, Nala.

Hamish Brass

Logistics Manager & In-House Chef for Zea Gourmet

Hamish Brass

Hamish goes above and beyond the status quo both as a logistics manager and Zea In-House Chef. He ensures each customer gets their order safely and is the friendly face you may recognise from Zea stalls at events and expos across the country. Hamish has a love for cooking healthy, nutritious food, and plays a key role in the development of the Zea Gourmet Range.

Ruwi de Silva

Head of Design & Branding

Ruwi de Silva

Ruwi de Silva is our exceptionally talented in-house graphic designer who brings our Zea visuals to life. From product packaging to expo backdrops to in-store materials and more, Ruwi takes care of it all! With a Bachelor of Visual Communication Design with Honours and over 10 years design experience working for both large global organisations and small local businesses, Ruwi provides authentic originality to effectively (and perfectly!) capture the essence of Zea.

Jacinda Brass

Social Media Manager & In-House PT for Zea Active

Jacinda Brass

A qualified Physical Training Instructor, Jacinda is the newest family member to join the Zea Team. With such a huge passion for health and wellness, she is the perfect person to assist both the Customer Service and Marketing teams. Her can-do attitude, drive and determination ensures both teams are supported and on track to do what we do best - help our customers stay happy and healthy. Her love for helping people stay active and healthy is going to be her greatest asset as she joins the Zea Active team in 2021.

Bianca McCulloch

Customer Service Manager

Bianca McCulloch

Bianca joins the Zea Team with years of experience across leadership, sales, customer service and operations. She leads arguably the most important aspect of the business helping our team deliver the best customer experience possible for our Zea community. Alongside her passion for customer service, Bianca is a Mum of 2, animal lover and basketball enthusiast. 

Aimee Wilson

Customer Service Representative

Aimee Wilson

With a passion for customer service excellence and finding solutions for our customers, Aimee brings over 10 years retail and customer service experience to our Customer Care team at Zea. She is known for going above and beyond for our Zea customers and is a vital part of the customer success team. Aimee is also a Life Coach and Equine Assisted Learning Practitioner. When Aimee isn't at Zea she can be found having adventures with her husband and daughter or out at the paddock with her horses.

Kaylin Goh

Marketing Assistant

Kaylin Goh

Kaylin initially joined Zea as a Marketing Intern and transitioned into her current role as Zea's Marketing Assistant. She is currently studying at Monash University, completing a double degree in Bachelor of Commerce and IT, and majoring in Marketing and Business Information Systems. Kaylin assists the marketing team with various duties and tasks. Outside of Zea, Kaylin can be found at home with a good movie or grabbing brunch with some friends!

Jovi Abella

Operations Manager

Jovi Abella

Jovic joined the Zea Team having previously worked as an Operations Manager in the retail and telecommunications industry for 10 years. He brings to Zea experience and a varied skill set in many aspects of operations. He currently looks after the production and manufacturing of our products as well as heading various projects internally. Outside of work, he loves nothing more than just hanging out with his three kids, but also enjoys dining out and is an avid sports fan.

Gerardo Reis

E-commerce & Growth Marketing Manager

Gerardo Reis

With over a decade of experience in e-commerce and digital marketing, Gerardo enjoys the ever-changing nature of the e-commerce landscape. Having worked as a naturopath once upon a time, he takes a holistic approach to marketing and e-commerce to understand our customers' needs. At Zea, he is focused on helping Zea expand both locally and internationally to improve the health of 10 million people by 2030.

Michelle Dabraio

National Sales Manager

Michelle Dabraio

Michelle is thrilled to join the Zea team with 20 years of experience in retail sales and business development with some of the world’s biggest brands. With a passion for supporting homegrown Australian companies, she is excited about seeing Zea products on more retail shelves across Australia. In her spare time, you'll find Michelle learning to speak French, doing Pilates, Yoga and the occasional sound bath.

Christina Cannes

Marketing & Communications Manager

Christina Cannes

After a decade in travel publishing—and co-founding a startup—Christina pivoted to digital marketing helping businesses across a diverse range of industries reposition their brands. She loves the challenge of innovating her old-school customer-focused strategies with the latest technology. As a certified nutritionist, she is passionate about health and well-being and is delighted to share Zea’s beautiful products with the world.