meet jen

photographer   •   web developer   •   dog mom

Jen is an East Coast transplant, born and raised in Central Pennsylvania. After attending college at both Penn State and Millersville University, Jen spent a year living in snowy Montana with her better half, Trevor, before relocating to the high deserts of New Mexico to attend graduate school at the University of New Mexico.

In 2014, Jen underwent a ten hour neurosurgery for a condition called Chiari Malformation - she had to have part of her brain removed and her head fused to the upper levels of her spine. The following year, she had a second surgery to address a tethered spinal cord. Jen is passionate about the community of young people, especially women, thriving through chronic illness and you can find her telling her story as a #schwinnambassador and on Painiac the Podcast.

During her initial illness, doctors worried that Jen would be unable to remember the day to day moments of her life. As a natural born storyteller, she wasn't okay with that and began scrapbooking. As a former member of the Becky Higgins Creative Team, and a current member of the April Lilli Creative Team, you will also find occasional posts in this space on how to document your days with Project Life.

We hope you will stick around this space for gluten free recipes, fashion tips, information on essential oils, product reviews, and plenty of photos of Jen's very own fur babies - Miesha, T-Bone, and Bumper.