Pat was brought up on a sheep farm in the hills of West Otago. Pat's main career after leaving school was cooking for Dad and the boys, she then went to work for an advertising agency in Dunedin and moved into media planning. Marriage in the early 70's led her to the Strath Taieri on a sheep and beef property where farming in drought was a regular occurrence. Pat's background in the agriculture industry, and a National Diploma in Agribusiness Management have enabled Pat to assist and support Rural families in times of need.
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Lindsay was brought up on a coastal North Otago farm. After completing his plumbing apprenticeship, marriage to Bev saw them complete the obligatory five years as a married couple in South Canterbury. The opportunity to purchase their own farm presented itself in 1979, which they converted to deer. Dry land farming throughout the 80’s proved character building and the decision to sell and move on came in 1993 with the purchase of their Tourist Complex in Omarama, which they have sold after 24 years.
Lindsay’s farming background and life skills gained by his ability to change his direction see him well-qualified to help other families make some important decisions for the way forward.