Born in the midwest surrounded by freshwater, beautiful rivers, and open lands are where the wild is rooted in Jennifer. She was raised by parents who traveled and relocated often and learned how to adapt and connect with people at a very young age. While visiting and living in these places she learned that cultures are very diverse; connected by plants, creatures, water, environmental impact, food, art, music, and love. In 2019 while interning with the Sea Walls Maui project, Jennifer personally experienced the power of public art. She passionately believes that art and activism introduce, educate and bring people together where they live, and with a little interest and curiosity, anyone can make a difference in their community.
Jennifer has worked over 20 years in people engagement and community management in the outdoor and surf industry, and 10 years managing the 1% for the Planet retail western region grant program at Patagonia. She has had the great privilege to build relationships and support environmental campaigns internationally, home in California, Oregon, Washington, and in her beloved Hawaii. She deeply values our home planet and the activists who work to protect it.
For Jennifer, her family is everything and believes that it is so important for her children to learn about the world they live in, barefoot, wild, and free. She and her family live in Santa Cruz California and have built a life that revolves around the ocean and the mountains. The spirit of adventure and travel to new places will not fade away.