Frieda grew up in the south of Germany where she completed her education and qualified in Public Administration/Laws. Having met her husband in Gisborne, she spent most of her adult years in London where her career spanned a decade within the contract administration, legal and financial departments of the Underground. She gained a postgraduate diploma in Quantity Surveying during that time, and started a family. They shifted their home to New Zealand in 2020.
Frieda enjoys spending time with her family and friends, music, being active in the great Wainui outdoors, cooking and baking, and singing with Gisborne's Savvy Sisters, an a cappella choir.