Tessa initially joined McEachern, Harris & Watkins in 2018 when she completed an international practicum for her Australian studies. As a result of her time at MHWP, she was admitted as a lawyer to the Supreme Court of Queensland, Australia. While studying for her Certificate of Qualification from the Federation of Law Societies of Canada, Tessa worked for two years as a legal assistant. After obtaining her Certificate of Qualification, she was an articled student at MHWP Law. Tessa is now a lawyer with the firm and has experience in both family law and personal estate planning.
Tessa attended Bond University in Queensland, Australia where she received a Bachelor of International Relations as well as a Bachelor of Laws in 2015. She moved to Maple Ridge in 2016 and has resided here ever since. Outside of work, Tessa can be found hiking in the summer, snowboarding in the winter, supporting her beloved rugby team the Canberra Raiders, and clarifying that she is from Australia and not New Zealand.