Vivien has qualifications in Agriculture, Park Management, Horticulture and Training and Assessing, and other firefighting competences.
She was qualified as both an Incident Controller and an Operations Officer.
She has recently retrained as an executive coach to assist with leadership and women in the rural area and the emergency services.
She has presented papers at several conferences and written articles for publications.
The last conference paper she presented was at the 3rd Woman in Firefighting Forum.
Vivien was also asked to give a motivational speech to female firefighters for the ACT Rural Fire Service.
She is a Graduate of the Australian Rural Leadership Program for which she was awarded a Graduate Certificate in 2012.
Vivien has a passion for the rural area and shares the love of the land with her partner Robert, where they run a mixed farming enterprise in the South West Slopes of NSW.