When Jen was 12 years old, she wrote a letter to ABC World News Tonight anchor Peter Jennings asking for advice on how to become a journalist. He never wrote back, but that didn’t dissuade her. Jen pursued her dream.
For nearly 20 years, mostly at CNN, she travelled around the United States telling the stories of ordinary people impacted by extraordinary events. Jen also interviewed Presidential candidates, newsmakers and even rock stars.
After the birth of her children, Jen decided it was time for “Phase Two,” although she didn’t know exactly what it would look like. She left CNN and became a full-time stay-at-home parent. In between episodes of Sesame Street, potty training and getting glitter off the couch, Jen dipped her toes into the waters of public relations. She found a second professional passion – crisis communications. Jen is a natural problem solver and loves helping people and businesses figure out solutions to tricky situations.
When she’s not working, Jen loves to cook and loves the challenge of a new recipe. She’s attempting to pass that love down to her children, with varying results. It’s hard to compete with chicken nuggets and hot dogs, but she is trying.
Jen, her husband Mark and their children are avid travelers. They’ve travelled throughout the United States, Mexico and soon Canada. They love seeing new places, learning about different cultures and collect art from the places they visit.