Portia joined Gascoigne Wicks in April 2021. She grew up on a deer farm/ vineyard in Marlborough and worked many seasons diving for pāua with her family, either on behalf of local iwi or commercially. She attended Marlborough Girls College before completing her degree in Law and Commerce at Victoria where she won a Victoria University Blues Award for representing New Zealand in the Māori Netball Team.
When not in the office, Portia is outdoors with her family, friends and her Golden Retriever X Border Collie Storm. She plays for the Pelorus netball club in the local competition, enjoys spearfishing/ fishing on the weekends and is looking forward to completing her private pilot’s license at the Marlborough Aero Club.