Jackie grew up on a farm north of Saskatoon and still has family members who are farming. She is passionate about sharing knowledge of agriculture and bioscience.
Jackie earned a bachelor degree in Visual Communications from the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary, AB. Since then, she has had a wide range of work experience, ranging from designing interpretive centres, to co-owner of a weekly newspaper. She has been with Ag-West Bio since 2005, starting as the Communications Assistant, and taking the role of Communications Director in 2008.
Jackie's duties at Ag-West Bio include communications strategy, media relations, marketing, social media, publication development and website maintenance. She also works with the bioscience community on a variety of communications and outreach endeavours, including serving as chair for the Biotech Week committee, and coordinating the Science Zone for Ag in the City.