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.
Official Selection
Indestructible
Flickfair Film Festival
Los Angeles, California
2022
Award of Merit, Documentary Short
Indestructible
Accolade Global Film Competition
La Jolla, California
Best Documentary Short
Indestructible
Dreamachine International Film Festival
Los Angeles, California
College
Miami University, Oxford Ohio
B.A. Communications/Public Relations
19911995
College
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
M.A. Curriculum and Instruction, Secondary Mathematics
20032005
High School
Lakewood High School, Lakewood Ohio
General
19871991
Birth Date
September 1, 1973
Nickname
Jen
Birth City
Lakewood, OH
Current City
Salt Lake City, UT
Hometown
Lakewood, OH
Height
5'2"
Gender
Female
Ethnicity
Caucasian
Eye Color
Blue
Zodiac Sign
Virgo
Married To
Jonathan
Children
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
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