Jenny grew up in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia. In 1984 she graduated as a teacher majoring in Aboriginal Education. She fulfilled her dream of teaching in remote schools almost 20 years later by which time she had become a mother of two daughters and a part-time hobby farmer attempting to live an organic and subsistent lifestyle!
After leaving their property and farming lifestyle behind, her family headed to Kununurra in the North where she worked in a variety of roles over the next five years. It was there she met Ted Carlton in her time coordinating the “Sharing Our Stories” program.
Since then Jenny has been involved in a wide range of roles associated with the delivery of education and regional opportunity development for Aboriginal communities in the Kimberley spanning over 13 years and more recently in the Perth Metropolitan Region.
She has worked closely with many Aboriginal groups including Mirriwoong Gadjerong in the East Kimberley, Yawuru Djugan in Broome, Nyul Nyul in Beagle Bay, Bibbulmun/Nyungar in Perth and the South West and Nyiyaparli people in the Pilbara.
In 2011 Jenny established sync7 as a third space between two cultures with different world views to assist with sharing the barely audible and substantive voices not heard so much in mainstream. She has a passion for stories, art, Indigenous cultures, education and community!