- MS in Counseling Psychology, Texas A&M University – Central Texas (2014)
- BA in Psychology, Tarleton State University/Texas A&M University – Central Texas (2010)
- Nationally certified Dialectical Behavior Therapist DBT-C (2018)
Jackie was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey but raised in Sunny Hills, Florida. She was raised by her mother and grandparents with her three siblings. While serving in the military she met her husband. They have been together 13 years and just recently gave birth to their sixth child. She gave eight years to the Army, with two tours to Iraq (OIF 03/04 and OEF 05/06). All of her military time was spent here at Fort Hood, Texas. Once her time in the services ended she became a contractor on post working with the soldiers when they came back from deployment. She has over 13 years’ experience working with the military population.
Jackie graduated from Tarleton State University/Texas A&M University – Central Texas with her undergraduate degree in Psychology in 2010, and completed graduate school at Texas A&M University – Central Texas in 2014. She has over two years’ experience providing mental health services for troubled adolescents and their families. She has experience working with issues and diagnoses including PTSD, Substance Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Depression and Anxiety Disorders, Personality Disorders, Autism, Individual Development Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and Family problems and more.
She is currently the director at DaZona Life and Learning Center. Here she works with special needs adults to learn social, life and learning skills.
Jackie enjoys reading, being outdoors and traveling. She is constantly on the move with five children in the home. You can find her year round at sporting, dance and school event all throughout the Killeen and Harker Heights area. She volunteers time to DaZona to help raise awareness of the services they provide and to get them support from the community. Life is non-stop and she loves it.
“When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, I used everything you gave me.” – Erma Bombeck