Jenni is a Pacific Northwest native who grew up in the lentil capital of the world, Pullman, WA. Initially drawn by the community and relational aspect of Big Table, she started serving as a volunteer after her family moved back to the area. Jenni is passionate about offering space for people to feel known and valued. Her role at Big Table connects her experience in hospitality and fundraising with her heart for advocating and caring for people. Jenni is a proud University of Montana graduate of Communication Studies and received training through Whitworth’s School Counseling program.
Jenni is a self-described “people-loving introvert” who is fueled by trail runs, stargazing, and coffee. She has great reverence for her green reading chair but seizes every opportunity to picnic with her daughter, Adalyn and explore with her husband, Justin and corgi, Watson.