Rhonda was born in Gore and grew up in Waikaia and Tapanui. She received her Bachelor of Commerce degree from Otago University in 1992, became a Chartered Accountant in 1996 and worked for accountancy firms in Gore and Invercargill. Rhonda was the Chairperson of the Gore Health Board of Directors from 2004 until 2009 when she joined Gore Health as Business Manager.
Rhonda likes the variety of duties she has as Business Manager, which includes managing the GP and Dental practices as well as the MoleMap franchise. She is really proud of being part of such an innovative and proactive organisation where opportunities to explore new businesses leads to more services available to the local community.
Rhonda is married to Mike, and they have three sons and three grandchildren. She enjoys hiking, walking, travelling and spending time with her family.