learn more about Jennifer

My Story

Focus On The End

'quitting'
is not an option

Jennifer, born and raised in Colorado, experienced abuse on many levels as a child. In spite of those hardships, she graduated a year early from high school with a 4.0 GPA. 

At the age of 29, she lost her husband and one of her twin daughters in a car crash caused by a drunk driver. Her two surviving daughters, McKayla and Amber, were left permanently injured. 

Within a year of this life-altering crash, Jennifer was diagnosed not only with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) but also a brain malformation. Instead of being a victim of these circumstances, with God’s help, Jennifer is not only  a survivor but  focused on thriving and has forged all of these events into something significant and positive.

My Favorite Thing In Life

Being A Mom

Both of her daughters have graduated from high school, and her oldest daughter, McKayla, graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a Criminal Justice Degree. Amber has shared the stage with her for years speaking and is an incredible song writer. “To say that I am proud of them is an understatement.”

For over a decade, she has positively influenced countless thousands with her story. Today she’s a highly sought after transformational speaker, author and advocate in public venues as well as communities of faith.

The CDOT (Colorado Department of Transportation) honored Jennifer and her daughters on the Colorado Rockies Field for her speaking and education efforts. She was also recognized as a Colorado Woman of Influence in 2014. She has served on the Colorado Task Force for Drunk and Impaired Driving since 2010. Her family’s story of forgiveness, hope, and courage has been shared on Denver Channel 7 NewsChannel 9 News and in countless newspapers,  The Reporter-Herald in 2017.

Jennifer’s keynote speeches, programs, and books have taught others the importance of living in the moment and infuse others with HOPE and the courage to never give up.

“The CDOT would like to thank Jennifer and her daughters for their speaking efforts..."

What I've discovered is that change takes time, especially if you are struggling with grief, or any mental health battle.

What You May Not Know

Fun Facts About Jennifer

She has a titanium plate in her head

After her Chairi I Brain Decompression Jennifer discovered that crude humor and heavy metal music at the gym where coping mechanisms that only those who "get it" would understand.

She despises Pity

Though she has been the victim of so much she deeply desires "Respect" and not "Pity."

Cliff diving was scary and she won't be doing that again

Several years back Jennifer wanted to personally push herself through her fear of heights so she jumped off the 50 foot cliffs in Glendo, Wy, not just once but three times. She won't be doing that again. <grin>
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