Jackie joined the Portland Empowered (PE) team in 2019. She works to provide robust and consistent support of youth, families, and other PE staff. She feels passionate about reimagining how we communicate in order to build our capacity for love and listening, and so we can be courageous and open as we work through the process of change. She is deeply grateful to work with such a brilliant group of parents, young people, and colleagues. She spends her time talking to her dog, learning the magic of the natural world, reading, ocean-ing, and finding the right words.