Margie owned and operated an English Language School for 14 years based in Christchurch. She then spent 4 years as the Office Manager working for SARINZ. Recently Margie and her husband relocated into the country where they are operating River Retreat Accommodation.
Margie has been a volunteer for Red Cross Emergency Response team in 1993 and was a member of the Civil Defence NZRT1 team from 1996 – 2006. She joined LandSAR in 1994 and has held various positions including field team member and more recently as a member of the Incident Management Team.
Since 2010 Margie has been a Trustee of WanderSearch Canterbury Charitable Trust.