The team

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Michael Quintern
Director & Senior Scientist
Thinks inside and outside all boxes.
Extraordinarily passionate about finding the right solutions. 

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Anne Brooks
Vermicast Sales & Distribution Manager. Need a hand? Ask Anne (or Kane)! Most reliable colleague imaginable. Loves cats.

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Lee Watkins
Sales, Marketing & Taking-the pressure-off-everyone Manager together with Max, our Toy & Eating-everything Manager. 

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Phil Holland

General Manager

Able to juggle 27 balls at a time. Likes to make things simple and fun. Powered by coffee.

 

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Daniel Wairua
Vermicast Site Manager (Tokoroa) 
Next level wisecracking. Great photographer.  Can fix everything Russell can't.

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Charlotte Robertson
Environmental & Research Scientist. 
Drone, motorbike and kayak pilot with eagle eye attention to detail. 
 

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Taylor Wairua
Vermicast Site Machine Operator
Resident pig spotter with the heartiest laugh.

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Connor Wills
Vermicast Site Manager (Ohakune).
Loves working, hanging out with his mates, working, hunting and working. Oh, and working!

 

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Hamuera Kahukaka
Vermicast Site Machine Operator
Loves food and eating and fishing and his family! 

 

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Ryan Brooks
Vermicast Site Machine Operator
Loves pottering at home, which he shares with Swiper, the rescue cat.  

 

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Malin Quintern
Design & Website
All about the looks. Loves walking, having time, the sun and icecream. 

 

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Dee Read
Organic Waste Collector 
Lover and driver of our biggest truck whilst listening to heavy metal. Passionate ice cream tester.
 

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Reuben Houghton
Analysis & Special Projects.
App-Yoda. Has always coffee in the right moment. Wonderfully curious about everything!

 

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Kane Harris
Earthwormhunter & Shed-hand.
Our cheeky, witty, clever youngster. Mechanically minded, loves pies and will have a great future as movie star! 

 

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Cayedyn Wickliffe
Vermicast Site Machine Operator
Definitely the team member with the best singing voice. Has exactly the same birthday as Ryan.

 

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Glen Jenkins
Senior Vermicast Site Operator
Wise sensei, always on time. Hairstylist in a previous life. Owns a potato eating dog. 

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Dan Smith
Operations manager
Good as gold attitude. Doesn't beat around the bush. No worries. 

 

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Russell Berryman
Vermicast Site Manager (Taupo)
Great ideas and an answer
for everything.  

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Shontelle Hartnett
Administration & office ninja.
Health & Safety Rep.
Keeps everything smoothly. Special talent: organising food for all sorts of dieting issues for our team meetings!

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Di Houghton

Accounts manager

Loves marching, her dogs and is never even 10 Cents out. 

 

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Matthew Highton
Environmental & Research Scientist. Rock climber with the drieest sense of humour. Probably related to
Clark Kent.

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Tamati Read
Vermicast dispatcher &
Organic Waste Collector
Comes with quirkiness extraordinaire, infectious laughter, great love for growing plants. 

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Hayleigh Webster
Organic Waste Collector
Like Dee a lover of driving a truck.
She likes to hang with friends, family and her dog Busta.