Jennifer joined the Land Trust in December 2015 and ensures that members and others in the community are connected to the Land Trust by administering the Land Trust’s general membership program. Jennifer grew up exploring the forests and beaches of Whidbey Island on horseback. After graduating from South Whidbey High School, Jennifer studied Spanish, Political Science, and Education at Central Washington University. Throughout her studies, she gained an appreciation and love for other cultures and was able to travel to many places around the world, including her top favorites: Ilhabela, an island off the coast of Sao Paulo, Brazil and A Coruna, found in the Northwest corner of Spain.
Not quite ready to return to Whidbey, Jennifer stayed in Ellensburg for awhile and worked for the Kittitas County District Court as well as the Ellensburg School District. Now, back home, working at the Land Trust and taking an active part in protecting some of those places she and her horse visited years ago brings her a great sense of joy. She is closely connected to her family here on Whidbey, and enjoys raising and showing Labrador Retrievers, attending sporting events, and taking advantage of the outdoor beauty that surrounds us on this beautiful island.