Bernadette was brought up on their family's farm at Ward. After four years of secondary schooling at Villa Maria College in Christchurch she returned to Blenheim to work at a local Accountancy firm doing a wide range of duties. Bernadette worked in the same building for 33 years before coming to Leslie & O'Donnell and has gained a huge amount of experience and knowledge. Bernadette prepares GST Returns, financial accounts, Tax Returns and does Payroll.
Bernadette is married to Trevor. In her "spare time" Bernadette is involved in Awatere rugby administration and can be seen on the sideline most weeks as number one supporter. She is secretary for the local Flaxbourne A&P Show and also enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Bernadette moved to Blenheim some years ago and although will always be a "Ward girl" hasn't for one moment missed travelling over the Awatere Bridge and Weld Pass twice a day.