Jen was born and raised here in Victoria, BC. She obtained her BA in Linguistics from the University of Victoria in 2005, and later obtained her Legal Assistant Diploma from Sprott Shaw College in 2015.
Jen’s background has largely been in the entertainment business. Previously, she worked for many years at the box office at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre in various capacities, and still occasionally fills in when needed. From there, she worked with Intrepid Theatre to launch Ticket Rocket, a community box office. While working with Intrepid Theatre, Jen took over the coordination of rentals for their venues, the Metro Studio and Intrepid Theatre Club. Jen also served as the Box Office Manager for the Victoria Fringe Festival for over 10 years. Also a writer and performer, Jen has long been involved with the popular Atomic Vaudeville cabarets and played a central role in the now-retired Derwin Blanshard’s Extremely Classy Sunday Evening Programme. In 2010, Jen’s first full-length production, Cakewalk, played to sold-out houses at Intrepid Theatre’s UnoFest.
In her free time, Jen enjoys writing, performing, laughing, adventuring, and most of all, spending time with her terribly furry and fat cat, Lucky.