Jacki graduated from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School and began her career in the national television media industry. She was named Sales Person of the Year as well as Top Brand Ambassador, yet decided to make a complete change after 10 years...all for the love of dogs!
Wanting to use her strong business skills and influential social media voice to "bring the light back into homeless dogs' eyes", Jacki decided to enter the world of animal rescue full time. She's been Rescue Coordinator, Head of Development & Fundraising as well as Executive Director of two shelters. But it's always the super old dog, huddled in the back, that everyone is walking by, that pulls on her heart the most.
Jacki is pictured here with her “soul dog” and love of her life, Fizzle Bear. Since his passing, she fosters and adopts senior and hospice dogs, in Fizzle's honor - as she would never ever have wanted him to feel confused or abandoned!
Spending most of her adult life in Atlanta, she now resides in Sarasota, FL and is extremely dedicated to helping our canine companions in their golden years!