John McKenzie

chief enthusiast

A born communicator with experience in  marketing, communications, sales, events and media that includes radio and television, John’s track record speaks for itself. He has motivated, inspired and ‘enthused’ event audiences and communications and media clients throughout New Zealand and in Australia with a passionate, engaging and enthusistic approach – there’s a good reason this business is called enthuse. John’s passion is motivating others. He gets a real buzz out of seeing others enjoy and challenge themselves, reaching and exceeding expectations.


Paul Sparkes

visual enthusiast

Inspired  watching the making of Star Wars as a teenager Paul is very passionate about creating his own visual impact in the world of media. Starting as a cadet in the heady days of TVNZ’s production era he cut his teeth on iconic shows such as McPhail and Gadsby, After School, What Now and the Miss New Zealand pageants giving him invaluable insight and training in all aspects of television and video production. His skills have been further honed to exacting professional standards and recognised within the industry by numerous New Zealand television editing awards.


Aaron Keown

entertainment enthusiast

City Councillor by day actor, entertainer and all round entertainment enthusiast by night – and sometimes day too – Aaron has been acting and singing his way around New Zealand for many years. He cut his teeth running well known covers band the Fab 3 and has toured with Abba and Ladies Nights shows throughout New Zealand.

He picked up a film festival award in the US for his mockumentary POP about the control of the mind through popular culture and created children’s band the Wobbles that hit no.1 in the New Zealand charts in 2005 with a cover of Snoppy’s Christmas.


Melissa Gatonyi

events enthusiast

Mel knew from a young age she wanted to sing and perform which saw her attend the Hadley Theatre Company in Christchurch after leaving school.

It wasn’t long before she popped up on Aaron’s radar and she joined popular covers band the Fab 3 and then began working regularly for enthuse on gala nights, conferences and team building events throughout NZ.


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