Meet The Team...

Kirsty Wirth: Founder

Kirsty Wirth is a Teacher, Integrative Health Coach, Mindd Ambassador, nature lover, traveler, outdoor enthusiast, a wife and mother of two children. Kirsty is also the founder of Kultured Wellness a company dedicated to providing education, knowledge and products for optimum health and specifically gut health.

Her area of interest lies in making all types of fermented gut loving foods, using food as our number one medicine, understanding the science around gut health and brain neurogenesis and how the correct lifestyle, environment and diet can positively impact gut health.

Drawing on years of research and applying what she’s learnt in the treatment of herself and her own son, Kirsty now educates others on how to investigate the root cause behind underlying health conditions and how vital diet, environmental and lifestyle changes can be. She is also the brain child behind the development of the Kultured Wellness Program and lifestyle. The program being so successful in providing support, education and guidance to those who wish to rebuild their gut and in fact their lives and find optimum health.

She is truly passionate about the health of our community and especially the health of our children ensuring our next generation reaches their full potential.

Gabriella Sassi: Naturopath & Clinical Nutritionist

Gabriella, is a degree qualified Naturopath and Clinical Nutritionist. She loves to help, encourage and research ways to improve health through Nutritional Medicine and Naturopathy.

From developing a passion to see ‘food as medicine’ as a teenager, Gabriella has made it foundational to support and teach clients how to change the course of their health through understanding the body combining Medical Science and Natural Medicine for a complete approach to health.

Through years of clinical practice, she has developed a widespread understanding of various biochemical processes in the human body and knows that each person is so individual in their needs.

She is highly invested in applying functional pathology testing, evidence based research and treatment methods in her prescription for nutritional and herbal medicine, dietary behaviour, nutrition adequacy and lifestyle support.

Gabriella is excited about educating you along side your treatment plan while supporting you to make any necessary changes in lifestyle.

She is looking forward to working with you.


Jade Nelson-Chapman: Naturopath

Jade, is a qualified Naturopath and also makes our delicious, therapeutic cultures. She has keen interest in the gut-brain axis & how gut health impacts mental health.

Her interest in all things health and wellness stems from her years as a sports athlete competing in Surf Life Saving and having grown up in Byron Bay. Jade has now been on the Sunshine Coast for a decade and been working with Kultured Wellness for the past couple of years. 

When Jade isn't working, you will more than likely find her at the beach froliking in the water with her dog or shopping up a storm at the local farmers market. 


Candice Bauer: Client Programs Co-ordinator

Candice is the client programs co-ordinator here at Kultured Wellness. She is uniquely placed to support our clients. Candice is a Registered Nurse with a post graduate degree and over a decades experience, a SmartDNA practitioner and Functional Nutrition coach. 

Candice's passion for holistic health was sparked after encountering her own health challenges, and wanting to get to the root cause. This passion has continued to grow since becoming a mum, and is now a fire within to be her healthiest self possible. 

She LOVES food and being outdoors. In her spare time you will find her at the beach or in the kitchen creating food to nourish her family.

Candice is also super curious, loves learning and looking at the latest research about all things holistic health and wellness. Most importantly, she loves sharing this information with everyone in an easy to digest way, to inspire and empower the individual to make healthy, sustainable, lasting change. 

Lily Rodden: Customer Support

Lily is the beautiful person responding to all of your emails. She has had a passion for health and wellness for most of her life and loves learning about gut health and supporting all of our clients throughout our programs.

In her spare time she enjoys hanging out with her family outdoors, swimming in the ocean, getting creative in the kitchen and the occasional yoga class!

Ellisa Oaten: Kultured Wellness Health Coach

Ellisa is a qualified Integrative and Functional Nutrition health coach, with a background in corporate marketing and running of her own business.  Like many of us, found that the modern day stressors of life and eating the ‘Standard Australian Diet’ was showing signs that were leading to chronic illnesses in her family.

A mum on a mission to turn around her family’s health completed the 6-month Kultured Wellness Gut Health Protocol and therefore fully understands the commitment, requirements, challenges and support that is needed throughout the gut healing journey.  Post program appreciates the experience what it feels like to have a thriving digestion and vibrant energy levels.

A passion in researching and sharing all things about gut and hormone health, Ellisa turned her focus to empowering and supporting individuals and families during the Online Kultured Wellness Protocols.  Offering a unique sense of guiding peers to take control of their health during their healing journey and loves sharing simple easy ways to incorporate nutrient dense whole foods into everyday life.  



Alicia Berry: Kultured Wellness Health Coach

Alicia is a Functional Nutrition Consultant who is passionate about helping and supporting others as they take charge of their own health and wellness. Alicia believes in the healing power of whole foods alongside factors such as lifestyle, stress, thoughts, emotions, sleep, environment and exercise.

Alicia has worked in the corporate field and in education, it was her most important job as a mum that sparked her love of researching all things nutrition and gut health. Frustrated with mainstream medical advice, Alicia successfully managed her son's health problems by researching for herself.

Through the knowledge she gained studying Functional Nutrition, and undertaking the 6 month Optimal Gut Health program Alicia fully began to understand the importance of using food as medicine and addressing complex gut issues. Alicia understands the challenges involved in healing and is able to encourage and support others in a compassionate way.


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