Jenn has a strong history with Candlelight Ranch, and first developed a passion for the mission and people served in 2010 as the Candlelight Ranch Program Director. After moving to Malaysia for four years, Jenn rejoined the Candlelight Ranch staff in April 2016 as the Volunteer Coordinator. She now serves in her dream role as Candlelight Ranch’s Executive Director.
Jenn brings with her a passion for helping children while engaging the community to support programs. She has a successful history of nonprofit expertise and capacity building. During her time at Candlelight Ranch, Jenn has increased programming, volunteers, and Candlelight Ranch’s long-term sustainability. Jenn loves sharing the magic and joy of our mission with staff, donors, the community, volunteers, and most importantly the children we serve.
Prior to her time at Candlelight Ranch, Jenn also served as the Program Director for Spirit Reins, where she helped improve the emotional and behavioral health of children with the help of horses through group and individual therapy and summer camps. In addition, Jenn has worked with several Central Texas nonprofits including, Breakthrough Austin, Greenlights and People’s Community Clinic. She attended the University of Texas at Austin for her Master’s in Social Work and attended the University of Michigan for her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology. She is a 2009 OneStar Foundation Emerging Leader in the Texas nonprofit sector.
When she is not at work Jenn loves to spend time with her husband, Eric, their two children and travel the world.