Corinne Smith was rasied in a Christian home. Her father was a Presbyterian minister whose ministry took her family to some challenging communities in Queensland, ACT and NSW. After his passing, Corinne left school early to assist the family financially. Eventually she attended the Sydney Conservatorium and attained her Associate Diploma (AMusA) in Piano.
Though her love of music continued, Corinne's career took a different path. Marrying a young lawyer and working among lawyers, she eventually became a paralegal. Corinne and her husband went on to established their own law firm in Ulladulla. Corinne became a Christian at age 35 and is now the mother of three grown children and six grandchildren. She now lives in Coffs Harbour, NSW.