Jen grew up on a small family farm and was very active in 4-H, raising and showing both sheep and cattle. She received a B.S. in Agricultural Sciences in 2005 from the University of Tennessee before completing her Masters degree in Environmental Law at Vermont Law School. In 2009, Jen obtained her J.D. from the Appalachian School of Law and has been practicing law in southwest Virginia ever since. Jen helps manage her family's Angus cattle farm, Point Pleasant Angus, which has farms in both Blountville, TN and Bland, VA.
Quote regarding her participation in VALOR: "I am thrilled to be a part of this exceptional program and I look forward to sharing this experience with the agricultural community through stronger leadership, expanded networks, and having a broader understanding of the successes and challenges to our agricultural community. It is truly an honor and a privilege to be accepted into the VALOR program!"