MEET OUR TEAM
We’re committed to building a diverse team and a work culture that’s inclusive of people of all backgrounds. Get to know the wonderful people who are creating our art, engaging with our clients, and making inspirational content around discovering the beauty of botanicals.
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MamakanBotanical Artist Mamakan is a New Zealand based botanical artist. Her large-scale museum installations are known for their experiential and sensorial qualities,...
View more details on Yumiko Baba.
Yumiko BabaBotanist PhD, Auckland Museum, Natural Sciences Yumiko grew up in a rural town near Kobe, in the southwest of the island of Honshu, Japan. Since childhood,...
View more details on Aimee Magne.
Aimee MagnePhotographer Aimee is a New Zealand photographer with a passion for botanical food, organics and Scandinavian design. The latter she attributes...
View more details on Ana Sevilla Perez.
Ana Sevilla PerezCurator and Art Historian During the last year of high school, Ana fell in love with art history. Her teacher´s contagious passion led her...
Angelique MeyerCurator and Culture Guide
Angelique is a New Zealander, born in Wellington. Her parents were German immigrants and she grew up fascinated by the arts, fashion and the wide, wide world we live in.
Living in London in her early 20s got her involved with the Ceroc dance scene and she ended up opening Auckland’s first Ceroc Dance Studio. That venture grew into a nationwide business with 29 branches, until she decided to re-focus my energies away from business meetings and trouble-shooting.
Since then she has been lucky to travel to many great cities. She has made Auckland her home and it has changed greatly over that time. She tend to gravitate to neighbourhoods where the arts are prominent and the shopping is inspirational. These days she is married with adult children and have created Culture Hound Tours to share her love of Auckland’s hidden treasures. Whatever your passion, let's follow it. Kia kaha (stay strong).
View more details on Avalyn Lim.
Avalyn LimPeranakan Adventurer Avalyn is a late-blooming adventurer. Born in New Zealand, she lived most of her life in Singapore with small pockets...
View more details on Kelly King.
Kelly KingArtist, Nhaitai, Ngati Kahu, Ki Whangaroa Kelly studied for 4 years at Waiariki Institute of Design – graduating in Maori Design – Fibre and Clay. Kelly...
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Robert VennellEcologist and Author Passionate about New Zealand’s plants and wildlife, Robert Vennell is the author of The Meaning of Trees; The history and...
View more details on Sanne van Steensel.
Sanne van SteenselEco Designer and Artist Sanne van Steensel grew up on an organic farm in Wairarapa, New Zealand. As a child, this way of life...
View more details on Antonella Scarabelli.
Antonella ScarabelliResearcher (Emotions, Art and Senses) Antonella was born, grew up, and studied in Bologna, Italy. Bologna is a 'European Capital of Culture' where music has...
View more details on Geneviève Flaven.
Geneviève FlavenWriter, Theatre Director, Actress and Producer In 2015, a passionate team, driven by Geneviève Flaven, the author, director and producer of the play '99 women' built...
View more details on Helle Cecilie Max Hansen.
Helle Cecilie Max HansenInterior Design Stylist Helle Cecilie Max Hansen was born and grew up in Denmark surrounded by the stunning nature of a fjord. Fascinated...
View more details on Jenefer Espero Marcos.
Jenefer Espero MarcosBotanist chef at Soneva Maldives Jenefer was born in The Philippines and initially trained in Computer Technology, working in customer service and training at Mikko's...
View more details on Marrije Wesseling.
Marrije WesselingExperience Lead Marrije is Dutch-born with a heritage of seafarers and explorers. As a child, she was immersed in the sounds, smells...
View more details on Rita Herban.
Rita HerbanSpiritual Explorer During the last decade Rita has re-discovered her passion for spiritual practices. She has been studying energy healing modalities like...