I have lived in Herefordshire all my life, having been born in Eardisley. I moved to Ledbury in 1984, moving to Aylton and then to Much Marcle in 2001.
My early working life was for a bank, firstly as a clerk, then travelling around as a bank trainer. On leaving the bank, I worked for a local estate agency, mainly involved on the financial side of the business for property rentals and auctions.
In 1996, together with my husband Adrian, we started Adrian Hope Tree Services, now based in Much Marcle, which I still work in full time today, carrying out all of the financial, office management and administration for the business.
Adrian and I have been married for 35 years, we have two sons, one living in Ledbury and one in London.
Previously I have been involved with many organisations and committees. I was County Chairman of Herefordshire Federation of Young Farmers Clubs in 1988/89. Also a governor and Chair of governors at Ashperton School for many years.
I became a Parish Councillor in June 2018.