Jen began her foray into filmmaking in high school in the late 80's and continued to college to study communications and video production. She took some detours along the way, including a stint as a professional cyclist and a secondary math teacher. She incorporated short films into her educational curriculum. After shifting gears once again she is in search of stories of people who have faced serious life challenges and overcome them with grace. She has worked on various other productions as a PA, assistant DP, and assistant director and is now jumping in as a solo filmmaker.
Miami University, Oxford Ohio
B.A. Communications/Public Relations
1991 – 1995
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
M.A. Curriculum and Instruction, Secondary Mathematics
2003 – 2005
Lakewood High School, Lakewood Ohio
1987 – 1991
September 1, 1973
Salt Lake City, UT
Milli and Finn
Jen was in the first group of women from the US to race cyclocross in Europe, racing on the World Cup in 2000. She was 4th and narrowly missed qualifying for the 2000 Olympics in Road Cycling. She's also a Masters World Champion cross country skier in the 30km skate distance and coaches skiing while making films. Jen identifies as non-binary.
"Fear keeps us focused on the past or worried about the future. If we can acknowledge our fear, we can realize that right now we are okay. Right now, today, we are still alive, and our bodies are working marvelously. Our eyes can still see the beautiful sky. Our ears can still hear the voices of our loved ones."
--Thich Nhat Hanh