Trish is a dairy farmer in Taranaki, with her husband Glen, and four boys. She was the 2019 DWN Fonterra Dairy Woman of the Year. Trish is a part time environmental consultant for Landpro, part time contractor for her own business Porohita and is passionate about helping farmers and communities navigate change.
She is an associate Trustee for AGMARDT and is secretary for the Dairy Environment Leaders Taranaki network. In 2019, Trish undertook the Kellogg Leadership Programme with the main purpose being a research project focused on how a circular economy model can be developed on a New Zealand dairy farm.
Trish enjoys the outdoors and loves being part of the Opunake Surf Life Saving club where all the family have different roles from lifeguard, to officials to junior surf members.