Jen is an energetic and committed advocate for children.  She is a mother of two Dare County Schools students, ages eight and eleven, and is wife to her husband of sixteen years. Her family has lived in Colington since 2003.

Jen attended public schools her whole life and has worked with schools both in mental health consultation and as a Graduate Teaching Assistant. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, VA) and a Master of Social Work degree from Radford University (Radford, VA.)  She is licensed by North Carolina as a clinical social worker.

Jen has served the past five years on the Executive Committee of her daughter’s’ schools’ Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) as Secretary.  As part of the PTO she has served students, parents/guardians and educators through fundraising for needed supplies, technological applications and other resources. Jen is an involved parent invested in our schools.  Jen has served our community the past fifteen years as a clinical social worker working with Dare County children and families. She has shown her commitment to advocacy for children in serving our community’s needs. Jen lives her alma mater, Virginia Tech’s’ motto, Ut Protism; That I may serve.


Jen enjoys spending time being active with her family, and their two dogs and two cats they adopted. She can often be found cheering on her children who dance, do gymnastics, play softball, basketball and soccer.