is 34 years young. She grew up in the golden shadow of San Francisco, in a suburban town of Fairfield, CA. She was raised in a house full of women. Single mother, two sisters, and her grandmother. Her grandmother always believed in her talents for dance and acting. She kept her in dance classes and plays all throughout her childhood.
When Jen reached the age of 19, she realized that maintaining a life as a professional dancer in a suburban town was not going to work. Her grandmother who always believed In her, had medical issues that where only getting worse. So, to help her grandmother she joined the United States Army. She became a military mechanic in a platoon full of men. To help her deal with the stress of army life, she decided to put her foot into modeling. She continued to model sporadically throughout her 4 years of service, doing it whenever she had a chance. But the medical issues where making it hard to enjoy anything. She’s had PCOS ( polycystic ovarian disease). A disease that cause ovarian cysts, Infertility, weight gain, and severe , painful, menstruation. The issue led her through 7 surgeries in the army and a honorable, medical discharge. Because of the weight gain and pressure of the weight standards in the military, Jen was very insecure about her body. The constant ovarian cyst ruptures and pain kept her feeling lost and unheard. Being in a mens world, their are no understanding of female issues or pain, just work, work, work.
After leaving the military, Jen went back to Fairfield. Realizing shortly after she came back home, her life was greatly missing that spark that gave her so much happiness before she became a soldier. She continued to model and began taking dance lessons again. She also started school to become a massage therapist. She wanted to learn how to heal her body in more holistic ways and help to help others deal with their pain. 3 weeks before she graduated, she was rear ended by a garbage truck and slammed into a semi on an overpass. She survived with injuries to her neck, hip, hand and shoulder. All things needed for a career as a massage therapist. She continued her schooling through the pain and injuries becoming and advanced neuromuscular massage therapist. She realized she could not continue in that field with her injuries. So, she continued with schooling and become a licensed aesthetician ( skin care specialist). After the 4 year battle of the car accident case, and two surgeries later, the case settled and Jen Moved to a place where being weird is fully celebrated. Portland, Oregon.
She had a tiny house custom built and filmed for HVTVs tiny luxury. Her dream tiny home came to life as a witchy cottage, complete with spiral staircase and dragon chandelier. Jen had found a new love for her body regardless of her struggle with injuries from the accident and PCOS. She saw her body now more then ever as a blessing. That if she didn’t love it for what it is now, she never would. So she choose radical self love. Suppressing her natural need to ridicule herself or over exercise to meet a standard that was never her own. So, she embraced her body and became a well known model in Portland. Her love and acceptance of herself at any shape inspired many others in the weirdly eccentric town. She finally felt hear, loved, and accepted. Becoming a burlesque dancer and figure model, she got to see her love for herself turn into art. She continued her modeling and dancing, throughout her time in Portland. She also brought her life long practices of witchcraft out more into the open. She started presenting monthly full moon and new moon ceremonies with Ladies of Paradise ( a female driven and owned advertising and cannabis company). Reading tarot and doing online guided meditations.Then it came, 2020. Everything changed, everyone changed. 200 square feet of loneliness. 2020 passed and Jen no longer felt the spark and connection to Portland that she once did. Something was greatly missing in her tiny home in Portland. But, after 13 years of arguing with her doctors, she was finally going to get a full removal of her female organs. Finally! Relief from so much pain that had become a constant reminder of failed career plans and dreams. Shortly after the surgery, she became so much more aware of herself. She didn’t realized how much normalized pain she was in until it was gone. She felt reborn, inspired and needed another place to fuel her ambitions and dreams. She fell in love with Guilherme, a Brazilian man living in Portland shortly after her surgery. He helped reignite her passion for the creative arts. They both wanted a new town to fulfill their hopes and dreams together. So they took the leap and landed in Los Angeles California. A place Jen knew she would arrive in her life when the time was right. In love and passion for creating again, she threw herself into acting. Getting appearances on Let’s make a deal and you bet your life. Increasing her followers on Instagram to 32k through her radical self love, body positivity, and advocacy for witchcraft. Jen shows through her strength and perseverance, that you can truly love yourself through all of it and reach toward the stars.