Christine was born and raised in Westmorland, living in Staveley then Kendal until leaving to join the Metropolitan Police in 1977. She returned back to Cumbria in 1989 and bought a pet shop in Kendal.
She then started another business that she ran for 26 years contracted to a pet food manufacturer. When that closed a change of career path led her to apply for the Branch Managers role. She joined in November 2018 and plans to stop a while!
She's had animals all her life and currently has one rescue dog and a 30 year old parrot that both come to work with her everyday.