After 20 years of working in arts administration and fundraising, Jen joined TFAS as the Director of Foundation Relations in 2021. Jen has previous experience in management fundraising roles with LA Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago and Pacific Opera Project. Originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan, she is a graduate of Northwestern University in opera performance and earned a graduate degree in nonprofit business from the University of Notre Dame. Jen is passionate about liberty, the pursuit of happiness and empowering the next generation of freedom fighters.
Jen currently resides in Simi Valley, California, with her husband and three very active young sons. When not driving her kids around or watching Notre Dame football, you can find her on a pool deck as an NCAA water polo referee.