Founder and Executive Director of Art Machine since 2001, has been a lifelong youth arts advocate. Deciding she would become an art teacher in the third grade, Jennifer focused much of her high school and college career learning about many art processes. She received a BA in Art from Thomas More College in 1976 and taught 7-8th grade at Harrison Junior School for 7 years. The following 7 years Jennifer was a stay-at-home mom, but continued making art and taking classes at UC/DAAP. She taught art part time while working towards a Masters of Art in Art Education, completed in 2005 from the Art Academy of Cincinnati. Jennifer has overseen the Regional component of The Scholastic Art Awards for the last 19 years, has taught art full time at Dixie Heights High School in Edgewood, Kentucky for the last 4 years and has also received numerous awards for her work in the visual arts.
1994 - Kudos Award from UC/DAAP
1998 - Distinguished Citizen for Art Education from SWOAEA
2001 - Post/Corbett Award Finalist from the Cincinnati Post
2013 - Kentucky High School Art Educator of the Year