Kay studied for her Law Degree at Waikato University, graduating with First Class Honours. Kay is a qualified Mediator and frequently leads Family Dispute Resolution Mediations. The Family Court appoints Kay to act for children in family disputes. In 2011 Kay received the Family Law Award and in 2012 Kay received the New Zealand Litigation and Dispute Resolution Award at the annual New Zealand Law Awards.
When Kay is not at work, she cherishes time with her family and walking the dog. In the winter she can often be found on the mountain, skiing.