Kathleen is originally from Rotorua but moved to Auckland to study and pursue a career.

She and husband Max moved to a sheep and cattle station in the Far North and many years later shifted to Kaikohe to work in accountancy. Kathleen is currently studying extramurally towards a Bachelor of Accountancy.
Passionate about land based fishing, Kathleen holds a number of line weight records at the Houhora Big Game and Sports Fishing Club.