A Watauga County native, Jennifer has served as the Executive Director of the North Carolina Christmas Tree Association since 2009, working to promote the real Christmas Tree Industry in Western North Carolina. She also works independently as a social media specialist for several local restaurants. Jennifer serves on the board for Watauga Women in Leadership and is on the Wonder Women in Leadership Kahuna Team. Jennifer is a passionate advocate for rescue dogs, particularly Pit Bull type breeds, and volunteers with the Merit Pit Bull Foundation. She also enjoys flea markets and collecting antique jewelry. Jennifer and her husband Nathan reside in Blowing Rock, with their two fur children, Jade and Waylon.