Jennie has an LLB from the University of Auckland which she gained in 2004. Jennie was admitted to the bar in February 2005. One day she will finish her Bachelor of Social Sciences (which she is halfway through).
Jennie grew up in Kihikihi and attended Te Awamutu Intermediate and College before starting her studies at Waikato University. She then transferred to the University of Auckland to complete her degree after meeting her now husband. Jennie attended Wagga Wagga Technology High in New South Wales, Australia as part of a Rotary Club exchange in 1997. In her speeches as part of this programme she always spoke of becoming a lawyer.
Jennie began work as a Law Clerk in New Plymouth in August 2004. Jennie practiced law in New Plymouth for 12 years moving between law firms and in-house roles before moving to Taupo in 2016. Jennie worked at a nation-wide accounting firm (focussing on trust reviews and administration) and a private tertiary education practice (reviewing all contracts and managing the numerous trusts and companies involved). In her law firm roles Jennie focussed on Trust and Estate law as well as general commercial practice.
Commercial, conveyancing and property law, Wills, Trusts and anything else required.
Outside of Law:
Jennie has no imagination but 3 active young boys who teach her a lot about dinosaurs, space and volcanoes. Jennie enjoys spending time with her family, reading and watching movies.