Born April 24th 1988, Jackie grew up in the Cariboo in 100 Mile House BC - a small town of around 2,000 people. Jackie has lived in Nelson for around 5 years now and has fallen in love with the Kootenays and the “big city”. Jackie is a teacher, photographer, boarder, drummer, and outdoor adventurer. Jackie loves exploring life and helping others find their passion, and that has always been her thing.
Jackie fought wildfires for seven years, both on a twenty person unit crew in 100 Mile House and later on a three person Initial Attack crew in the South East Kootenays, and described this as an amazing experience in keeping physically fit and mentally challenged in the great outdoors. Jackie played hockey for the University of Calgary Dinos while being coached by former ice hockey Olympian Danielle Goyette, and now continues to try and improve her game by competing with the men in Nelson. Jackie’s photography has been visible around town at Backroads Brewing this past summer and will make another appearance in March 2019 at Oso Negro. Jackie recently joined a all-female cover band and plays percussion within this group of talented young ladies. Jackie is constantly driven to learn more about her passions, and loves that she gets to share this energy with the youth of our community.
Jackie’s life goal is to stay young at heart and to keep moving. No matter how each day presents itself, Jackie tries to live in the moment and remind herself to always be thankful for the simple and good things in life. “There’s no starting over, no new beginnings, time races on, and you just, gotta keep on, keepin’ on...”