Director and Founder
Dr. Tom Mulholland has worked in the emergency department for over 30 years, with a background in forestry. He is a motivational speaker, best selling author and the director of KYND Wellness. Dr. Tom travels in his pop up medical clinic, testing New Zealanders for preventable health issues and spreading the word of KYND. He is passionate, ambitious and keen on making a difference.
Dr. Tom has spoken for the likes of Google, Microsoft and TedX and is New Zealand's leading expert on well-being. He takes this knowledge, experience and passion and transfers it into KYND and his consultations with individuals he encounters out in the field. It's this educated but personal approach to talking with patients that allows them to gain real life advice and take their health seriously, in an impactful and friendly way.
Marketing and Client Services Manager
Livi has worked in the media and marketing industry for the past five years. Graduating AUT with a Communications degree majoring in the management of creative people, Livi worked at a social media agency, looking at analytics and creative campaigns in order to capture the attention of our fast paced world.
Working part time for Dr. Tom on a Mission throughout her studies, in 2018 she made the jump to a full time member of the team to help expand and enhance KYND. Livi is incredibly passionate about health and well being, and values the ability KYND has to help individuals improve their quality of life, and stay out of harms way by managing their health.
Jo has worked as a nutritionist for nearly 20 years. Graduating from Otago University with a Science degree and a Consumer and Applied Science degree in Nutrition she runs her own nutrition practice in Taupo. Jo joined the KYND team in 2016 and has never looked back. A keen photographer she also loves to help document the exciting KYND adventures that take team all over New Zealand. Jo is passionate about health and helping to prevent preventable diseases. She is involved with the KYND testing protocols and education that help clients manage and improve their wellness using the App.
“It’s an absolute privilege to be working with such an exciting model that manages health so well, and alongside such an incredible and fun team. We get to meet real New Zealanders and it’s the personal and individualised aspect of the App that I think is life changing."
Chief Operating Officer
Mike Brewer has worked in the media industry for over 20 years. In 2012, Mike took over the role of CEO for Rhema Media and during a 4-year tenure oversaw a high level of development in the areas of marketing, rebranding and acquisition of radio frequency spectrum.
At the end of 2012 Mike moved to work with Dr Tom Mulholland and KYND Wellness to launch a new initiative in the form of the KYND App and took on the role of Chief Operating Officer.
The enthusiastic uptake of the app and the positive stories from people using it combined with the support of key industries, most notably in the Forestry sector have kept Mike passionate about the possibilities for KYND. “There is just so much interest in the app and taking care of people’s wellness, that keeps me passionate” Mike says.
Head of Research
Trevor has spent 33 years either managing operational workforces or consulting to contractors. Most of that time (26 years) was spent directly involved in the forest and logging industry. A desire to re-train led to working to assist men on sentences to re-engage with employment and an opportunity to return to university to study for a Masters in Social Work (Applied). His PhD research on stress within the forest industry’s machine operator work force represents a collision of learning from all of those experiences and is an opportunity to contribute to a safer and healthier forest industry.
Trevor assists KYND in the research department, to ensure our content is well targeted and relevant to the forestry and agriculture sector. He also helps in growing KYND in a direction that ensures future industry improvement.