Jackie was born in Burbank, California. She lived in Los Angeles until the age of six, then moved with her family to Afton, Virginia. Even though Afton is a drastic change from the big city, she quickly adapted. She has always had a great love for the outdoors, so rural Virginia was perfect. Jackie has been in theater her whole life and made her connection to caring for children through theater. She has been in child care for about five years. She found out about Our Neighborhood through a family link and looks forward to working in such a positive, forward thinking environment.