Jenny grew up in Alaska and has served children and families through several youth development organizations across the United States. She began her youth development career in Oregon and Florida as a leader for her daughter’s Girl Scout troops. After moving back to Alaska in 2001, she began working at Camp Fire Alaska and served in various roles, including Manager of School Age Programs. Upon moving to Texas in 2011, she served as the Executive Director of the Austin Sunshine Camps. Most recently, Jenny has worked directly with children as a second-grade teacher in Thrall, Texas. She has a master’s degree in leadership and management from Concordia University in St. Paul, Minnesota, and a master’s degree in elementary education from Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. She is passionate about providing opportunities for children to learn and develop lifelong skills that will help them be successful in any endeavor they choose.
Jenny enjoys being outdoors, hiking, fishing, camping, and keeping up with her grandchildren in her free time.