A native of southern Indiana, Jennifer grew up surrounded by the Hoosier National Forest. She spent most of her childhood in or near the woods which helped develop her strong connection to nature. A defining moment for her was when she was about 12 years old. It was then when the beautiful woods across the road from which she lived were logged and utterly destroyed in the process. This was her first encounter with the notion of environmental protection and stirred a passion within her for protecting nature. Since then, she has devoted her career to protecting natural areas and educates her clients of the benefits of designing with nature. An advocate for even the smallest of creatures, her friends and colleagues know that she will fiercely protect spiders and other insects should they appear on the conference table during a meeting.