Tanya (Dobson) Thorp

Adv Dip Western Herbal Medicine

Tanya owns our beautiful shop and has grown up with a passion for a natural and holistic approach to life.

As our practicing Medical Herbalist, Tanya consults clients on an individual basis taking into account that everyone’s body works differently.  She believes in a gentle and balanced approach to supporting health, along with educating clients on the best choices to make when they are sick or just wanting to give their health a boost.

She hopes to complete her Bachelor of Health Science in Complementary medicine next year.


Cynthia Dobson

Cynthia spent her formative years growing up on a Poultry Farm, so an organic, alternative lifestyle came naturally to her.

She spent time practicing yoga, studying complementary healthcare, chiropractic and herbal medicine.

In the 90’s Cynthia trained to become a natural therapist, studying massage therapy and Neuro Linguistic Kinesiology leading to a fulfilling career in the field for 15 years until retiring.

With over 40 years experience, it was a dream of Cynthia’s to work with her daughter Tanya in a health food environment.


Julie Pairet

Adv Dip Western Herbal Medicine

As a qualified Medical Herbalist, Julie believes in an holistic approach to health.

With over 29 years experience in the complementary health industry she can confidently provide advice on a range of health concerns, complementary supplements, nutrition and herbs.

Julie holds a Diploma of Nutritional Products, a Certificate in Schuessler Biochemic Cell Salts, and has undertaken studies into the application of essential oils, vitamin and mineral therapy, wholefoods and superfoods.


Donna Matalone

Donna has worked in our store for over 18 years and has built a strong rapport with our loyal customers.

Having studied an Advanced Diploma of Retail in Health Foods early in her career, Donna understands the importance of great customer service.

She is passionate about providing a superior experience for every customer.  Approaching every customer individually, Donna will always find the right advice on our products to help them on their holistic lifestyle journey.


Ella Kahui

Ella has been working at Nelson Bay Health Foods for over three years, always offering a warm welcome with her larger than life smile, calm demeanour and genuine concern.  Ella has a keen interest in Nutrition and is soon to undertake studies in this field.

Combined with her passion for fitness and general health and wellbeing, Ella is a wonderful complement to the team.