Lochie was born on the North-West of Tasmania and in her early twenties applied for a U.K. working holiday visa. She spent the next decade of her life living abroad and travelling the world; Egypt, Jordan, China, Japan, Mongolia and Russia. Much of this time she spent running tours and working in these communities.
The most rewarding aspect for Lochie was teaching people about places, people and culture, so it was a natural next step from teaching big people, to teaching little people once she made her way home. She graduated from the University of Queensland with first class honours in a Bachelor of Education, and a minor in Philosophy.