Zaia grew up in a family of musicians in Holland, and has a background in top sport and web development and design. She co-founded the PRI Luganville and PRI Sunshine Coast Inc with Tom, and runs all the background stuff, like finances, business administration, website design and maintenance, writes articles, records and edits videos and also organises the cooking and the kitchen on site. She has researched and studied nutrition and health for 20+ years, has a certificate in Nutrition and continues to study by research, reading and daily observation. She is a certified member of the International Institute of Complementary Therapists and is a holistic food, health and lifestyle coach. She is an active member of several musical projects and bands, involved in community music and runs occasional percussion workshops. She was the percussion leader for the Woodford Folk Festival People’s Orchestra in 2015 and 2016 and composes as well as plays music. She has been part of the Unusual Suspects (performing Sunday night at CelebrATE!) since its’ inception and has been playing music in odd rhythms for over a decade.