Our Story

You see, a place like TREHAUS didn’t exist, so we invented it.

A new generation of parents has been born; a generation that recognises the importance of spending time with their children in their formative years, and desire to be part of a modern reality where true work-life integration has been actualised and having to choose between family and career has become unnecessary.

We created TREHAUS to present our generation, and the generations to come, an ecosystem reimagined to navigate the transformative future. This vision led us to set up an incandescent, inspiring, and innovative space that incubates three modern and complementary offerings:

Specially dedicated to the parent-professionals of today, and the changemakers of tomorrow.
FOUNDERS
Dr. Elaine Kim
Co-founder and CEO

Elaine Kim is a medical doctor, entrepreneur and mother of 3. Prior to taking the helm at Trehaus, she was the CEO of CRIB, a social enterprise she co-founded to empower women to become successful entrepreneurs. Her experiences inspired her to start Trehaus and provide a solution for other working parents to find work-life integration, pursuing successful careers and businesses while prioritising family and not missing out on their children’s’ precious, formative first years. Elaine continues to practise medicine part-time as a palliative care doctor, looking after terminally-ill patients at St Luke’s Hospital, and remains involved in various charitable causes, especially through the philanthropic arm CRIB Gives Back that she launched as CRIB CEO. She is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and member of Milken YLC. She is married to venture capitalist John Kim of Amasia and they have 3 young children.

Elizabeth Wu
Co-founder and COO

Elizabeth Wu is an educator, entrepreneur and mother of 3. She believes that it takes a village to raise a child and a community that keeps parents sane, and she’s found her tribe in Trehaus, where work-life integration is a reality for working parents like her. Prior to co-founding Trehaus, Elizabeth’s experience in education spanned across all levels from early years enrichment to tertiary. At tertiary level, she taught Project Work, Enterprise, Communications, Critical Thinking and Current Affairs. She is often consulted for curriculum design and development, and lectures on an adjunct basis at educational institutions. In her free time, Elizabeth writes on a regular basis on the topic of parenting and has been featured in various platforms. She is also a parenting coach certified by Gordon Training International and trains parents in effective communication & conflict resolution with their children.

Tjin Lee
Co-founder and CMO

Tjin Lee is managing director and founder of the award-winning Mercury Group of companies which she founded in 2001 and comprises Mercury Events, Mercury PR, Mercury Creative and Mercury Marketing & Communications, and is an established industry leader in the PR and social media marketing space. A passionate entrepreneur, Tjin holds directorship in nine local businesses, including Curated Editions, Baby Style Icon and Wolfgang Violin Studio, and was also the recipient of the inaugural Singapore Tatler Young Achiever Leadership Award. Tjin is also a co-founder of CRIB. Most recently, Tjin together with a group of parents, founded Life Beyond Grades, a movement that hopes to bring about awareness of the rising depression and suicide rates among the youth in Singapore, related to the immense academic pressure kids face in school. Tjin is mum to two young sons.

THE TEAM
Megha Singh​
Family Club Director
Hidayah Ros​
Design & Events Manager​
Yap Yi Ying​
Administrative Manager​
Kavitha Meyyappan​
Sales and Operations Manager​
Jacqueline Tay​
Crèche Support Lead​
Olga Sych
Head of Marketing