With qualifications in Management, Marketing & Accounting, and having helped her father initially build Peterson’s for more than 10 years, Kerris knows what works for customers and what doesn’t. She and her husband Chris Browne,have built their own company from the ground up, expanding Peterson’s range and creating a brand that is synonymous with high quality, reliable, functional and innovative machinery. Kerris enjoys running the sawmills and building various projects around the farm with the resulting timber.
Kerris spent her younger years in the jungles of Fiji, but the family was eventually forced to flee to New Zealand in 1987 due to a Military Coup. Marrying local “kiwi” boy Chris Browne, they have successfully built both a business, and a family with two children. The entire family is often seen at various sporting events on weekends. Kerris enjoys her annual road Marathon around the Lake, running ultra-marathon events in the local forests, and the odd triathlon when she can find time between businesses, family, farm, and her community coaching roles.