Our Team - Nelson/Marlborough
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Karen Hoekstra, Programme Facilitator
Karen is passionate about health, nutrition and whole foods. She has experienced first-hand how a healthy diet can transform lives and loves growing and preparing food from the garden to the plate. Her philosophy is that food should be fresh, natural and simple to prepare. As a mother of two boys, she understands the challenges of creating healthy food in a busy household and meeting different dietary needs due to food allergies and intolerances. She loves that the Taste Success meals are easy to prepare and family friendly. She has a Diploma of Clinical Herbal Medicine and a deep understanding of health and wellness principles and a passion to empower others in a kind and loving way to enable growth, change and wellness.
Darryl Goad, Programme Facilitator
Darryl has an extensive background as an educator, coach, trainer, presenter, and facilitator. He studied Physical Education at Otago University followed by Teachers College, and after graduating taught at secondary school level for several years. As the health and fitness industry grew he transitioned into working in that sector full time. Along with working within clubs as a group fitness instructor and personal trainer, including coaching, training and mentoring his peers, he’s also worked at management level and travelled extensively, presenting at workshops and facilitating training modules for fitness professionals both within New Zealand and overseas. Having recently re-located to his home town of Nelson from a corporate position in Australia, he decided to follow his gut instincts and get back to his first love, working with people to help improve their lives.
Jeanine Sadd, Programme Facilitator
Based in the beautiful Marlborough/Wairau region, Jeanine's journey in Health has been almost a life's work. As a teenager, Jeanine saw family and whanau deal with several life-changing health issues which motivated her to research nutrition and dietary theories. It was when Jeanine and her daughter also experienced health issues stemming from allergies that she saw it was no longer a unique situation. Through her work at a local health food store, Jeanine saw many dealing with nutrition and lifestyle challenges and realised she was able to motivate and empower people through education, support and a listening ear. Her natural ability to advocate for others began at this time also. In 2015, Jeanine graduated as an Integrative Health Coach from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and is also a Board member for Supporting Families Marlborough, a member of the Hauora/Health portfolio for Rangitane O Wairau and is a Support Worker in the Health and Disability sector. When Jeanine saw the Taste Success Programme advertised, she knew intuitively this would be of huge benefit to many as a way to support clients through their own health journey.