Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Jen grew up riding and showing on the regional hunter/jumper circuits before venturing to the Bluegrass, where she gained an education both in the classroom and on the backs of Thoroughbreds in the mornings at Keeneland and the Thoroughbred Center.
Upon graduation from Morehead State University with a Communications degree focused on advertising and public relations, Jen landed a job with Cornett-IMS (now Team Cornett), a full-service marketing firm representing some of Kentucky’s heavy-hitters in the Thoroughbred, collegiate athletics, spirits and healthcare fields. After working in account service and later as Director of Public Relations, Jen took on the Executive Director role of Georgetown College’s then-newly formed Equine Scholars Program and later served as the Marketing and Communications Director for Three Chimneys Farm, one of the world’s premier Thoroughbred breeding and sales establishments.
Jen went out on her own in 2014 as a marketing, publicity, media relations and television production consultant and quickly gained traction, representing clients in the healthcare, equine and non-profit sectors, among others. A writer as well, Jen’s work has been published in the Thoroughbred Daily News, Practical Horseman, ESPN.com and Daily Racing Form. She also writes a weekly column for the Paulick Report titled “Aftercare Spotlight” (formerly “OTTB Showcase”).
Jen sits on the board for the Make A Wish Foundation of Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana, the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (advisory board member) and the Retired Racehorse Project.