Jerry and her husband, Kurt, moved to Yarnell in 2003.
She made her career in early childhood education, running New Friends Montessori Preschool, at her home in Cave Creek for nearly 20 years. She is an artist and singer, and has written the "Up Yarnell Way" column for the Wickenburg Sun for the past four years.
She lost her home in the Yarnell Hill Fire and is happy to help represent homeowners who lost their homes and possessions on the recovery team. She has five grandchildren, who are all young adults.