Jacki grew up on a farm outside of Henning, MN. She began playing piano at age 6 and continued into high school as an accompanist for the school choir, vocal and band ensembles. She also played the flute and participated in the Minnesota All-State Band. Jacki was a finalist in the Miss Minnesota Teen Pageant where she performed Debussy's "Arabesque" for piano. Family get-togethers on the farm often included singing Christmas carols and old family favorites with her six sisters, cousins, nieces and nephews. Jacki works as a school social worker at the middle school in Moorhead and likes spending time at Lake Six in the summer with her family. She and her husband Biff are enjoying being grandparents!