Jackie grew up on the family farm outside Searles, Minnesota and graduated from New Ulm Cathedral High School. She has been working at Madelia Optometric since January 2012. Jackie started as the sole employee, primarily working the front desk. However, Jackie soon found a calling in the profession of Paraoptometric. With encouragement from Dr. Davis, Jackie enrolled in the online certified paraoptometric technician training program at Madison Area Technical College in Madison, WI. She completed her studies with honors alongside working full time and caring for her son as a single mother. Jackie received her CPOT from the American Optometric Association in 2015. Jackie can also be found in the optical where she helps select the right eyeglasses for your specific needs and works with patients regarding contact lens training and patient education. Jackie has served as the Paraoptometric Board of the Minnesota Optometric Association since 2014 and served as president in 2018. Jackie has also volunteered her time with the preschool in Madelia to develop and implement an effective and age-appropriate preschool vision screening program. Jackie received the Minnesota Paraoptometric of the Year Award in 2019 which recognizes an individual paraoptometric who has made outstanding contributions to the profession of optometry, patients, and the public. Jackie and her husband Rick live in New Ulm and have one child, Skyler. In her spare time, she enjoys being outdoors, bowling in the Gutter Dusters league, and spending time with her family and friends.