Jen has been in integral part of the Valley Vision team since 2011. She directly supported the CEO and board of directors and provided project oversight for Valley Vision’s work with the California Stewardship Network for more than five years as executive assistant and office manager. In 2017, Jen stepped into the role of administrative and scheduling assistant. Today, she works part time in a support role coordinating calendars, schedules, meetings and events for Valley Vision executive staff and project managers.
Jen moved to Sacramento in 2010 from the Bay Area and worked as a Human Resources administrative assistant and in managerial positions with various companies throughout the Peninsula. While in the Bay Area, she also pursued her passion for cooking. Jen attended an 18-month culinary program in San Francisco where she earned a certificate in culinary arts in 2008.
She is currently attending American River College Culinary Arts Program and hopes to one day own her own restaurant or food truck focusing on Mediterranean cuisines. Although she hails from Nicaragua, her food tastes and love lays in the Mediterranean culinary world. She fell in love specifically with Greek food after she visited the Greek islands of Mykonos & Santorini, and Athens. Jen lives in Sacramento with her wife and two wonderful but rambunctious Australian shepherds and one cat.