Sarah Cowan
Managing Director
Sarah is Lynn's daughter and growing up was often a 'guinea pig' for Lynn's remedies while Lynn studied herbs and she joined Lynn as her business partner in 2006. Sarah runs The Herb Farm as the Managing Director, taking care of the development of the business. Sarah is also pretty skilled with a soccer ball and her busy little man Taj, and beautiful daughter Sia, keep her on her toes at home.
Lynn Kirkland
Founder & Herbalist
Lynn founded The Herb Farm in 1993 and she is still our resident herb-guru and develops our products. Lynn's other role is being 'Nonna' taking care of Taj and Sia while Sarah is working and you can often find them exploring the gardens. She often makes up remedies for The Herb Farm staff if anyone is feeling under the weather. Lynn also enjoys brushing up on her Italian and has just published her first book.
Jenny Chen
Accounts Administrator
Jenny is our numbers and systems whizz and keeps all things ticking over with accounts at The Herb Farm. Not only does she have a strong background in accounting she is also a qualified engineer! Jenny is also a bit of a fashionista and has some amazing pairs of heels in her collection.
Karen Weatherall
Sales & Marketing Manager
We are so excited to have Karen as part of The Herb Farm team. Karen has worked in marketing for over 15 years with some well known New Zealand brands and with her vast experience she has implemented some fantastic systems and process in our business. Outside of work Karen and her family are very active and involved with various types of outdoor sporting activities.
Robyn Curtis
Sales Representative
Robyn looks after all of our lovely retailers across the lower North Island & South Island, she is based at The Herb Farm but travels extensively from Hawkes Bay to Invercargill in her role. Her extensive sales experience and her friendly attitude make her a great addition to our team. Robyn has always had a keen interest in natural products, this has been passed own from her Nana who lived to 100 and her philosophy was all things natural.
Nichollette Tatham
Sales Representative
Nichollette grew up in Ashhurst but has been working in Australia in Retail Management. She has chosen to move home to the Manawatu to spend time with family and enjoy our great outdoors. She has extensive personal product knowledge and will bring passion and drive to her role as Sales Representative for the North Island.
Jacynda Murray
Marketing Assistant & Designer
Jacynda brings her creative flair and amazing eye for design and photography to our marketing team. Her amazing work can be viewed around The Herb Farm on our POS and website. She has a super little girl Frankie who keeps her pretty busy at home!
Teng Ma
Chinese Marketing Assistant
Teng has just joined us as our Chinese speaking Marketing Assistant. He is studying English language at IPU and has a wealth of knowledge of social media and sales in the Chinese market.
Hinemoa Wi

Hinemoa recently moved to the Manawatu from Auckland. She has many years retail experience behind her! Look out for her smiling face in our retail store.
Maria White
Sales Assistant
Maria is currently on maternity leave.
Amanda Harrison
Casual Sales Assistant
Amanda is also part of our shop team. She has been a loyal Herb Farm customer for many years which means she has great knowledge of our beautiful products. Amanda lives locally and loves the outdoors. You can often catch her lunching in the cafe with friends after doing the Manawatu Gorge walk.
Shane Baker
Operations Manager
Shane is the newest addition to our team and has many years of distribution and logistics experience. He is a Manawatu local who is keen to contribute to The Herb Farm's ongoing growth and success.
Olivia Harding
Inventory & Production Assistant
Olivia comes to us from Auckland where she worked in pet retail. Olivia is pet crazy and has 3 cats and 2 dogs at home! Olivia's can-do attitude will be a real asset to our team.
Amanda Lister
Order Dispatch
Originally from Auckland Amanda is now a Manawatu local and is using her dispatch skills to ensure all our customers receive their orders very efficiently!
Kylie Ormsby
Senior Manufacturer
Kylie is a key person in our manufacturing unit and she has a super positive attitude which is so important when it comes to our manufacturing process. We are so pleased to have her as part of the team as The Herb Farm grows.
Ashleigh Craw
Manufacturing Assistant
Ashleigh has grown up and still lives right over the road from The Herb Farm and it is great to now have her as part of our manufacturing team. It also means, she never has an excuse for being late. Ashleigh is an avid equestrian fan and has competed for many years in show jumping competitions.
Yuliya Lawton
Manufacturing Assistant
Yuliya is the latest addition to our manufacturing department. She brings experience in production and a lot of enthusiasm to this busy role. She has a passion for skincare and is excited to be part of the team creating our beautiful products for customers.
Craig Kirkland
We really are a family run business with Craig, Sarah's brother and Lynn's son taking over the maintenance of our gardens. Not only is Craig super handy with the garden, he is also an amazing artist. You can find his illustrations on our kids garden quiz.
Sandra Smeaton
Cafe Manager
Sandra is our Cafe Manager and has many years of hospitality experience behind her. She always goes the extra mile to ensure that customers have a lovely dining experience when they visit us. Sandra has a big family and three gorgeous grandchildren. She loves getting out in her garden on her days off and is known for making the best roast dinners for her family.
Megan Pirret
Megan is our head chef and her food is amazing. She is a breath of fresh air in the kitchen and has a hard-working attitude. She is very experienced and has completed her Level 3 & 4 professional cookery certificate at UCOL. She is very big on gluten free and has many different recipes that have been very well received by our customers.
Erica Turner
Erica obtained her Level 3 Professional Cookery Certificate in 2008 and also works as a cook in our cafe. She is quick around the kitchen and is a real asset to the team. Erica also has a son Adam and enjoys being able to do what she loves in the kitchen as well as have lot's of her time for her family.
Teagan Williams
Cafe Assistant (2IC)
Loren Drake
Cafe Assistant
Paige Davis
Cafe Assistant
Abi Mitchell
Cafe Assistant
Abi is so local she is literally just around the corner and is always keen to help us out in the cafe on busy weekends. She is a keen tramper and has conquered many of the tracks around the Manawatu.
Jasmine Morris-Brothwell
Cafe Assistant
Samantha Sturley
Cafe Assistant
Adam Cowan
Photographer & General Handyman
Adam is Sarah's husband and the herb farm photographer. He is a professional photographer and designer and is very talented! He has also done the bulk of the renovations and make-over in our cafe. He is very handy to have around to say the least!
Taj & Sia Cowan
The Herb Farm Kids
Taj and Sia are Sarah and Adam's children and the next generation of The Herb Farm story. They love being in the gardens and spending time with their Nonna (Lynn). Taj is the poster baby for our 'baby & me cream'!