Jenni fell in love with social action as a young woman involved in Girl Scouts. This resolve stuck with her through adulthood, leading her to form Stand Indivisible AZ, a local 501(c)(4) organization that promotes and facilitates active participation in the democratic process. In just a couple of years, she grew Stand from 30 to 1,000+ members. After solidifying the foundation of the organization, she accepted the position as Direction of Operations-Phoenix for Progressive Turnout Project. She held this position until the 2020 elections were over.
Throughout her leadership within these two organizations, Jenni also remained true to another passion – the piano. For fifteen years she served as a private piano teacher, teaching as many as 45 students weekly who were as young as five, to as old as 92 years. She recently retired from teaching.
Today Jenni remains active in work supporting community services, leadership programs, and state and local electoral campaigns.
Jenni holds a B.A. in Public Relations/Journalism from The Ohio State University and worked in marketing communications for many years prior to her private piano studio. She is also a 2019 graduate of the LFC Leaders Fellowship.
She enjoys hiking, playing classical piano, reading and spending time with her beloved soft-coated Wheaten Terrier, Lily. She lives with her husband of 31 years, Larry, and has two adult children, David and Erin.