She was an assistant of Doug Frost, Thorpe's former coach at Sutherland SLC, before Thorpe parted ways with him. After that, she became head of Sutherland when Frost departed, also coaching the likes of Craig Stevens, Ky Hurst and Kirsten Thomson. She was part of Australia's coaching delegation to the 2004 Summer Olympics.
She originally started as a learn-to-swim coach, teaching toddlers and younger children how to swim.
She was an art and physical education teacher at East Hills Boys Technology High School, coincidentally the same school Thorpe attended.
She is currently a senior swimming coach at the Australian Institute of Sport.
- "Thorpe - the woman behind the man"
- "Meeting Miss Menzies"
- "The Experts Behind Our Olympic Champions"
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