I grew up in rural mid Canterbury and Marlborough. I gained my veterinary nurse qualification at CPIT in 2002 and worked at clinics in Christchurch and then the United Kingdom.
On returning to live in New Zealand I completed a diploma in business majoring in management and accounting.
I have 2 horses, Merlin and Cody who I regularly compete and am Aunty to a Burmese cat called Mara and a labrador called Shogun.