Vicci has a long-term association with Queenstown Lakes region having grown up on a sheep farm in Northern Southland, and with family based here. She is the Sales Manager at the Arrowtown Lifestyle Retirement Village, and has worked for Central Lakes Trust as a Grants Manager and for Orphans Aid International based in Queenstown. Prior to that, Vicci had an extended OE, living in London, Dublin and Sydney working in the investment banking sector. Most recently she and her husband Duane lived for twelve years in the Pacific Islands, where Vicci was a project manager for the Australian High Commission in Samoa, and for a regional aid and development organisation based in New Caledonia. Vicci attended boarding school and university in Dunedin.