Our People


Adam Ryan - CEO                   
Co-Founder

Adam is a career entrepreneur, having established and managed enterprises in finance, tourism and primary industry. Global commercial operational experience in locations including China, London, Dubai, Japan & Vanuatu Adam retains a global outlook to his business & social focus. He has experienced firsthand the advantages of integrative medicine. Because of this personal experience, he decided to apply his business skills and enthusiasm for building great enterprises to the functional medicine industry.  He is passionate about supporting practitioners in helping their clients towards better health, providing excellent product and educational support to practitioners, and maintaining close relationships with Nutrisearch suppliers.

A thought for the year .... Dalai Lama on Health

 


Etienne Humbert – General Manager
MBA Management, Innovation, and Sustainability

Etienne has extensive experience in Operations Management and Strategic Planning gained through diverse leadership roles held in New Zealand and Canada.

After moving from France to New Zealand in 2011, Etienne co-founded and ran a micro-brewery based in Wellington for several years before joining the Commerce Commission where he worked as a Project Manager and Performance Analyst.

Between 2018 and late 2020, Etienne worked as Director of Operations for a fast-growing manufacturing company specialised in Vegan and Vegetarian food in Montreal, Canada.

Etienne holds an MBA in Management, Innovation, and Sustainability and is passionate about people, culture, and business growth.


Holly Prideaux - Operations Coordinator

Holly is a Hawkes Bay local who has extensive experience in customer service and has come from an Optical background. She has a keen interest in health and fitness and believes health is wealth.

Holly strives to build strong relationships with practitioners and clients, personalising her service to each individual.

In her spare time you'll find her soaking up the Hawkes Bay sun listening to a podcast or reading a book with her 2 cats - which she adores.


 

Megan Tucker - Accounts Manager
Dip. Office Systems (Accounting)

With an extensive background in accounting and office management, Megan looks after practitioner accounts, debtors and creditors. Her eye for detail is essential when it comes to reconciling any queries with accounts or stock items. As a mum to two young children, Megan is naturally interested in nutrition and integrative health and appreciates the relationship she has established with many practitioners.

 


Theresa Bruce -  Technical Sales & Marketing Manager
BHSc Nutrition, BCom

Theresa has a Bachelor of Science and Commerce from Otago University, majoring in Human Nutrition and Management. Throughout her life, she has maintained an interest in Integrative Medicine and views nutrition as the basis of good health and well-being. Theresa has a natural passion for integrative & functional medicine and enjoys interacting with healthcare professionals.

Theresa’s knowledge and experience along with her bubbly and positive nature will be a valuable asset to your clinic, your clients, and your business.

 


Phoebe Wynne-Lewis – Technical Manager
BHSc & Comp Medicine; Dip Natural Medicine, Dip Herbal Medicine

Phoebe has been a qualified naturopath and herbalist for 22 years and during this time has worked in various areas of the Natural Health Industry including – Lecturing to naturopathy students, Naturopath in private practice, Technical support for an Integrative health care company and now Technical Manager at Nutrisearch. 

Phoebe firmly believes in functional medicine as a vital healthcare approach, which uses the latest scientific knowledge about how our genetics, environment, and lifestyle habits interact as a whole system. This allows a practitioner to diagnose and treat diseases based on patterns of imbalance and dysfunction – without treating the disease specifically. “Functional medicine treats the person who has the disease, not the disease that the person has”

As Technical Manager Phoebe helps to guide practitioners, with a systems biology approach in mind, providing product information on our various brands, protocols and functional testing options. She is available to do trainings on Nutrisearch’s products, brands and testing including test report interpretation via phone, skype or in person at our head office.


Adri Ferreira - Auckland & Northland - Technical Sales Manager
BA Comp Med, MSc Nutrition, ND

Adri is a Naturopath and a Nutritionist who is absolutely passionate about Health. Her love and quest for personal results have inspired her path over many years and thoroughly equipped Adri to educate, support and encourage practitioners in getting the desired results.

Adri holds a Bachelor Degree in Complementary Medicine South Africa, a Bachelor of Science in Holistic Nutrition (USA), a Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition (USA), and a Doctor of Naturopathy (USA).

Adri has had a very exciting career to date in the Integrative Medicine field throughout many different countries and working with some of the most respected MDs and NDs in the industry. From establishing her own successful clinic in South Africa to working in some of the most prestigious Integrative Medicine spas in America she has had varied experience.

With her experience, enthusiasm and genuine character, Adri is an absolute asset to our team. Adri is available to provide support to practitioners via clinic visits, Skype, phone, and email.


Robert Oscroft -  Lower North Island / Wellington & South Island - Technical Sales Manager  - 

BSc (Zoology/Biochemistry) MSc (Biomedical Engineering) Heilpraktiker (German/Danish Naturopathy)

Robert has been involved in Natural Medicines for over 20 years.
After studying Naturopathy in Denmark and Germany, he has worked in his own clinical practice, as well as teaching and translating for the Danish Heilpraktiker school. He developed an interest in promoting Natural Medicines - representing Danish and other European brands as well as sourcing and importing biomedical devices. After completing his Master's degree, he worked in Danish hospitals helping to introduce Health IT systems, doing needs analysis as well as training and supporting clinicians. Robert has over 4 years of experience in the Australasian Natural Medicines industry and enjoys combining his local and international knowledge to support a wide variety of practitioners in their work. 

 


Leigh Julius - Customer Services Manager

Leigh has extensive experience in health administration and customer service. Her previous roles have primarily been in the health sector, from training as a school dental therapist and working in schools. Leigh brings 15 years of customer service and administration experience from a private radiology practice in Wellington. Leigh is people focused with a personal interest in natural health; she is committed to developing strong and positive relationships with practitioners and their patients.

 


Debbie Stiver - Practitioner Support / Technical Support 

Debbie has a passion for natural and integrated health approaches to support an individual's general wellbeing. Debbie believes the best way to achieve good health is first and foremost through a healthy balanced diet, moderate exercise, supported by quality supplementation. ''There is no one single approach to natural health and I understand the importance of helping and supporting our various practitioners to find the most suitable nutritional product or pathology test to best meet the needs of their patient''. Debbie is deeply involved with attending Nutrisearch's various training and educational events and utilises this knowledge to help our practitioners on a daily basis. Debbie has been with Nutrisearch for over 5 years and provides a high degree of support to our clients. __________________________________________________________________________________________________

Cris Frenette - Integrative Pathology Operations Manager

Cris has been with Nutrisearch since 2014. Cris has progressed through several different operational roles within Nutrisearch, and now manages the Integrative Testing Department for the company. Cris ensures that all test specimens are properly received, recorded, processed, and sent on to their appropriate laboratories for final testing and reporting. Cris then ensures that all of the results are distributed carefully and accurately to the appropriate practitioner. Cris also assists the rest of the customer services team to provide our practitioners with the level of customer service Nutrisearch is known for.


Marcelle Sarchett - Customer Support / Client Services

Marcelle joined Nutrisearch in 2019, bringing with her a passion for holistic health, wellbeing and customer service. Marcelle is a qualified Personal Trainer & Aqua Instructor and has run her own successful Personal Training business working with a range of clients and sports teams, and still maintains a small client base. She has also worked across a range of roles in the health, disability and elder-care sectors, all with a strong people focus. Over the past several years Marcelle has working in the Trade Industry as customer service building strong customer relationships.

On the weekend you can find Marcelle in her kitchen baking her much-loved gluten free, dairy free treats or hard at work in her garden.


Chelsea Lowe – Customer support / client services

Chelsea has extensive experience in administration, most recently in the trades industry and she has a passion for customer service. She loves being part of the fast paced, ever changing natural health industry. She is people focused, has a personal interest in health and wellness and enjoys building strong relationships with practitioners and their patients. She is a proud mum of one young daughter. She was born and raised in Hawke’s Bay and when she’s not at work you will find her exploring one of the many local beaches or waterfalls.

 


Karen Webb – Product Dispatch Manager.

Karen Was born and raised in Hawkes Bay and has over 9 years of administration, Customer service and dispatch experience in the Nutritional Supplement industry. Her extensive knowledge is a great asset to the Nutrisearch team. She has outstanding organisation skills which is essential in this fast-paced role. Karen also has a beautiful daughter and keeps fit in her spare time, walking, hill climbing and enjoying the great outdoors.

 


Stacey Hunt - Customer Service/ Administrative Support

Stacey comes to us with many years of experience in customer service and knowledge in accounting and administration.
She has a passion for natural and integrated health and has worked in the industry for several years. She has a strong passion for pregnancy and children’s health and can be found behind the scenes running a local community group that supports new families.
Stacey was born and raised in Hawkes Bay and loves spending time with her husband and two young sons. She enjoys crocheting, baking allergy-friendly goods and gardening. But mostly enjoys adventures with her family such as bushwalks, rock climbing and much more.”


Leah Thomson – Dispatch Coordinator

Leah has come to us with a variety of experiences ranging from comprehensive customer service skills to knowledge of the human body.

She has an excellent understanding of physical health and how Nutrisearch enhances our wellbeing in our day-to-day lives. With a beautician background, Leah has seen how taking care of our insides reflects beautifully on our outsides.

In her spare time, Leah likes to spend time with her family and friends and enjoys exercising outdoors. On a rainy day, Leah loves to partake in arts in crafts.


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