A Conversation with Jenny

  1. Who inspires you – My partner in crime, Bruce Barstad. A lifetime advocate for community policing and collaborations, who never fails to find the adventure in every day.
  2. Best gift ever given? My uncle gave me my first rifle when I was 14. He chose a big gun, knowing that I would grow into it and included the best of options at the time. I still use it every year.
  3. Your motto: “Life is all about Choices”
  4. Favorite sport: Any that my girls are playing, or NHL games that we attend
  5. Favorite day of the year: That first spring day when you can feel that winter has really gone away, and before the ticks come out!
  6. I can’t start my day until… I read the news.
  7. Something interesting about you: I worked in the dairy industry for more than 10 years.
  8. Pet Peeve: Inauthentic people
  9. I’ve never seen… The Liberty Bell
  10. Nickname: My mom called me Jenners while I grew up
  11. I really want to learn more about: always Montana History
  12. Something from your bucket list: Go to Dbruvnic, Croatia
  13. Guilty pleasure: Jelly Belly jelly beans
  14. I wish I could… quilt/sew
  15. What are you really good at: archival research
  16. What did you used to be able to do? Read for fun
  17. Dream job – this has changed over the years, but right now, community consulting
  18. Something you’re most proud of: my children
  19. Spare time activity: what is that?? Read for fun
  20. What do you wish you were better at: Taking time for myself
  21. Who have you learned the most from? I hope to learn something new from each person I encounter. I wouldn’t want to put limitations on that!
  22. Something no one would believe about you: I make and can really awesome pickled beets
  23. If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be: I’d get rid of divisiveness for divisiveness-sake, and re-embrace the idea of intellectual debate
  24. What are you learning right now? School opportunities for addressing trauma and behavior issues, transgenerational trauma and Native American spirituality
  25. What could you not live without: caffeine and laughter

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