Jamie has lived in Kalamazoo for most of her life. She is a graduate of Kalamazoo Valley Community College and had a career as a Respiratory Therapist prior to experiencing a life-changing medical issue. Jamie has always had a passion for bettering the lives of those around her. Since returning to the workforce, she has found that her heart lies in social justice and the non-profit sector and truly believes that every day you wake up breathing is going to be a good day. She brings positivity and laughter to everything that she does and believes that with a little bit of positive encouragement and support, anyone is able to make changes in their lives. “Everyone deserves to be valued, respected and given the opportunity to show you their best self.”
Jamie enjoys spending time with her husband and children. She enjoys reading, crafting, traveling, camping, kayaking, tailgating, and backyard BBQs with friends and family. She is an avid sports fan with a love for the Chicago Cubs, Notre Dame football and the Chicago Bears.