Thrive Living is a holistic health services provider located in the small village of Leigh, an hour north of Auckland just beyond Matakana.  We offer catering, private chef services, nutrition coaching, group and individual yoga lessons, cooking classes and live-in retreats. Our focus is on longevity, vitality and chronic disease prevention through plant based wholefoods.  My intention is to teach people lifestyle skills for wellness, weight management and disease prevention.   Don’t just live…….Thrive!!!

We offer tailored programs including full meal service, yoga, cooking classes, nutrition coaching, massage

Individual, corporate, hens parties, girls weekends, reset weekend, bridal parties







2015 Massey University, Albany, New Zealand, Graduate Certificate in Science and Technology, Human Nutrition

2015 Centre for Integrated Yoga Studies, Auckland, New Zealand, 500 hour yoga teacher training

2005 Nosara Yoga Institute, Costa Rica, 200 hour yoga teacher training

2004 Rick Stein Seafood School, Padstow, UK, continuing education

1999 Culinary Institute of America, Greystone, CA, continuing education

1997 Ballymaloe Cookery School, Ireland, 12 week Food and Wine Certificate

1996 University of Oregon, USA, Bachelor of Science, Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship

1992 California Culinary Academy, San Francisco, CA, continuing education

Work Experience:

Auckland University Leigh Marine Lab,  Leigh, New Zealand, field course chef/kitchen manager

Feast Catering, Warkworth, New Zealand, catering chef for weddings and various local events

Private Yacht Chef, worldwide, 5 years aboard various private and charter yachts

The Organic Farm Shop, Cirencester, UK, cafe chef

British High Commissioner's Residence, Brunei, Borneo, chef/kitchen manager

Burrastow House and Hotel, Shetland Islands, UK, chef

Ski Scott Dunn, Zermatt, Switzerland, chalet girl