Jamie grew up in Wyoming and moved to Utah nearly a decade ago. She now lives in Ogden with her husband and daughter. She works as a Licensed Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, helping many of the most vulnerable populations find greater independence through gainful and fulfilling employment. Through her work, Jamie has served as both Social Media Specialist and as President of Utah’s chapter of Job Placement and Development and is currently the President-elect of the Utah Rehabilitation Association.
Jamie grew up in a rural area. Access to resources was limited and the family struggled to make ends meet. Like many, they relied on programs such as Free School Lunch, Medicaid, and Food Stamps to survive. As a first-generation college student, she was fortunate to receive grant scholarship money but still had to work and take out loans to pay rent, buy food, and afford textbooks. She is one of the success stories, but it was incredibly difficult, and for every success story there are many more who don't make it because the deck is stacked against them. She is focused on issues that can make a difference in the lives of Utahns: a champion for the causes and policies that prioritize people over profits.
As an unabashed optimist, she rejects the politics of fear and hate that pervade the status quo. “Utahns are compassionate people and our values are not being represented by our politicians, who remain impervious to public sentiment. It is time to elect someone different -- someone who will listen to her constituents and will tirelessly work to make their lives better.”