Meet the Team

Building on the great work of our founder working in and around the healthy homes sector since 2008, Sustain & Enable has been operating officially since 2016 and has been blessed with a number of amazing cohorts of volunteers, contractors and employees over the years. Here are some of the current team of people you're likely to meet when you work with us:

Kyle Parker: Founder & Managing Director

Kyle is the heart of our organisation, and keeps the team focused on our ethical mission. He is an Environmental Programmes Manager with a focus on sustainability and community projects in housing and zero waste. Kyle has a diverse background in behaviour change, education, customer service, finance and economics, environmental management, nonprofit management, technology, planning, project management, local government, community, small business, private sector, gardening, green building, sustainable parenting, and permaculture.

With his broad range of skills, Kyle is able to easily understand stakeholder requirements and deliver superior results within the required scope, time, budget, risk, and benefits. He holds a degree in Business (Natural Resource and Environmental Economics) from Massey University, as well as professional qualifications in Project Management (Prince2 Practitioner), Permaculture Design, Zero Waste (Resource Recovery Operations and Management), and home Health and Sustainability (Home Performance Advisor, Homestar Practitioner and Assessor, HomeFit Assessor).

Throughout his career, Kyle has worked with public, private, and not-for-profit organizations to deliver multi-party benefits. Some of his notable roles include writing the budget for the British Red Cross campaign for Darfur, some time in the wilds of local government, EcoMatters' Sustainable Homes Programme, the Auckland Plan (30 year spatial strategy), Auckland Council's Healthy Rentals Project, and helping the NZ Green Building Council launch HomeFit - the healthy standard for existing homes. Kyle enjoys managing and mentoring people, process improvement, zero waste, low carbon living, mental health, and green building. In his free time, he is a family man, loves helping people, camping and the outdoors, reading, and travelling.

Ronda Tung: Programme Administrator

Ronda is an experienced and multi-skilled Administrator who joined us from the health sector. 

Ankshita Makhija: Project Manager and Green Building Adviser

Ankshita is an experienced Project Manager with a Master's degree in Construction Management from Auckland University of Technology and a Bachelor's of Architecture degree from the University of Manchester, UK.

She currently leads our Green Building and Homestar work for new build projects, helps out with funding coordination, and generally ensures we stay on track to achieve our project milestones within the required scope, time, budget, risk, and benefits. 

Jack Neilsen: Senior Healthier Homes Adviser

Jack is our resident multi-lingual and cultural champion. He leads us in Pasifika and Maori tikanga as well as mentoring and training our newer team members.

Taki Tuhaka: Senior Healthier Homes Adviser

Taki has extensive experience in the construction industry, particularly in residential renovations and new builds. He has held a variety of roles in the industry, including builder, estimator, quantity surveyor, assistant project manager, and draughtsman. His experience spans several decades, starting from his early years as a builder's apprentice in the late 1990s.

Taki has worked as both a Builder and Quantity Surveyor, on both residential and light commercial projects, giving him a well-rounded understanding of construction projects of different scales.

A busy father of 10, you are most likely to see him at one of our larger events or expos giving people the benefit of his highly practical advice.

Andrew Shaw: Healthier Homes Adviser/ Handyman

With a background in Building, Social Work, and Public Sector, Andrew is passionate about people and the environment. In his spare time he loves to help people restore the natural environment or learn about a variety of subjects from invasive weeds to cycling. You're most likely to see him at workshops or home visits on Auckland's North Shore. 

Michael Tuiloma: Healthier Homes Adviser/ Handyman

With a focus on supporting families and individuals in improving their living conditions and well-being, Mike is passionate about creating positive change in his community. You're most likely to see him at workshops or home visits in South or East Auckland.

Funding Coordinator

Vacant position.

Accounts and Payroll

Vacant position.

Mark Price: Marketing Manager

Mark is a skilled marketing professional with a decade of experience creating and implementing successful marketing campaigns and strategies that have increased revenue and market share for clients in New Zealand and China. He has a versatile background in telecommunications, education, retail, and consumer services industries, and has a keen understanding of the Chinese market and culture. Mark has worked with a diverse range of clients, from small businesses to large corporates, and has a particular interest in helping small businesses reach their full potential. He also has experience in inbound marketing, social media strategy, and Adobe Creative.

Mark has a wealth of experience in entrepreneurship, having founded and run his own successful marketing consultancy, Little Blue Marketing. His entrepreneurial spirit and innovative thinking have allowed him to develop creative solutions to complex marketing challenges, resulting in measurable success for his clients. Mark has received recognition for his work and accomplishments, including winning the Entrepreneurship Competition 2018 and being a finalist in the X-Challenge Competition 2017 at AUT University, and being a semi-finalist in the ON: Pitch Competition 2019 by Niesh & LION Foundation.

In addition to his marketing experience, Mark has built strong business networks in China and has a deep understanding of Chinese consumerism. He has spent two years immersed in the culture and can speak some Mandarin. Mark's professional achievements extend beyond marketing, as he has also served on the National Board for the New Zealand China Friendship Society. With his diverse background and range of skills, Mark is a valuable asset as we continue to grow and innovate.


Team Training

Training hosted by the New Zealand Green Building Council in 2018.

AWHI Hui 3

Some of our Healthier Homes Advisers, taken at an AWHI Healthy Homes Hui on 30 July 2020.

Our team includes:

  • Fully qualified Home Performance Advisors 
  • Home Energy Advisors
  • HomeFit Assessors
  • Healthy Housing, Green Building, and Waste Specialists
  • Project Managers
  • Architect
  • Permaculture Designer
  • Public Health Professional
  • Technology and Marketing Specialist
  • Builder/ Quantity Surveyor

...and we usually have people with the following skills as well:

  • Environmental Scientist
  • Environmental Engineers
  • volunteers from a range of different backgrounds.

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