Jackie grew up in Omaha, Nebraska. While attending the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Jackie started to learn about sustainability and the food system in the United States. She learned how important it is to know where your food comes from and how it is grown. Following her passion for sustainability, Jackie came to Sunrise Ranch in 2016 in order to learn how to grow her own food. She has worked in the greenhouses, garden, commercial kitchen, farmers markets and with the animals on the Ranch in her years at Sunrise. Jackie is fully involved in all aspects of our food system.
Jackie also has a passion for working with animals to help people. She is certified in animal-assisted therapy and is currently a student of Human Development and Family Studies at Colorado State University. She plans to obtain her doctorate in occupational therapy to continue her passion for helping others.
Jackie is the Greenhouse Manager at Sunrise Ranch.
Matt Licata, Ph.D.
Dr. Margaret Paul