Rotary Whakatane's new member, Trudy McKinnon grew up in Opotiki.
 
After an O.E. in London, she returned home in 1994. She experimented with several careers from fashion, sports massage and lifeguarding.
 
Moved to Cambridge and this is where her love of real estate began, with Harcourts Cambridge which she loved. In 2010 she decided it was time to come home as her mum is here.
 
She had a short stint at Rosita’s and then White Island tours. Whilst there she wrote a small book called Peter the Great (The White Island Cat), which has raised approx $2,000 for kids’ cancer over the past few years.
 
She then decided to give real estate another go and here she is, 10 years later. She lives with a standard poodle called LOLA and 2 ginger cats…. Kevin and Mickey