Abbie has a background as a paramedic with the South Australian Ambulance Service and is currently studying a Master of Social Work. Utilising her background in the fitness industry, she has been involved with supporting defence families at the Shoalhaven Defence Families Association running regular fitness classes. She is very passionate about promoting physical and mental health, and wellbeing and understands how strongly these are all linked. As a Navy defence spouse and mum to 5 year old Ethan, she understands the rewards and challenges that come with defence life. Abbie’s passion is trail running and enjoys hiking, painting and the beach.