Ms. Wharton served four years in the Royal Australian Navy Reserves. She also spent two years as a community assistant in victims services: Grand Jury Ambassador, Domestic violence advocate, Forensic autopsy assistant. After six years as a CNA in elder care and nursing she became a life coach and is presently retired.
She was born in England in 1966. She and her parents moved to New Zealand when she was almost two years old. Her mother divorced and moved their family to Australia when she was nine years old. She immigrated on a fiancee’s visa to America at the age of sixteen. She became a mother of four children; withstood 23 years of domestic violence before divorcing in 2004.