Wow, where to begin! Let’s rewind to 1985. Both of our Moms were in the U.S. Air Force together, stationed outside of Washington, D.C. at Andrews Air Force Base (now called Joint Base Andrews). Jillian was 8 years old, Jeremy was 5 years old. Each Mom would babysit the other’s child…we were regularly together; at the time, Jillian considered Jeremy like a younger brother (SO weird to think of now!!). We went to the same elementary, middle and high schools together, then life took us down separate paths. Jeremy had the ultimate artist’s experience – guitarist in heavy metal band, audio engineering school, photography, videography, drones. Jillian was the polar opposite – a corporate gal for 15 years before taking a life-changing opportunity at Pentagon. Read more about each of us below. We couldn’t be more opposite….and we absolutely LOVE that about each other. That’s us in a nutshell. Watch our YouTube videos to really get to know us.
If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.
– Dr. Wayne Dyer
Hi! One thing you should know about me is I really love exclamation points. I aspire not to use them too often, but they are symbolic of the excitement and joy for living (and people!). I truly feel. So there’s that. Now the “real” stuff.
I was raised by a (phenomenal) single mother to be a strong, independent, resilient go-getter who SUCCEEDS. I’ve practiced this in all aspects of my life.
Jeremy and I couldn't be more opposite, and I love that about us. He's the epitome of an artist, and I'm the ultimate business gal. A majority of my career (15 years) was in corporate, followed by a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity within the government. My LinkedIn profile gives all the nitty gritty. Oh yeah, Jeremy calls me "Ninja", but that's a story for a different time.
I’ve gained a broad business skillset over the years which turned out to be exactly what Jeremy and my two-person business needs. Win-win! I'm working on packaging my knowledge and lessons learned into a toolkit for others.
Fun stuff: I love the outdoors and outdoor activities that bring me closer to nature: hiking, biking, skiing, kayaking, camping, boating, tennis….anything outdoors! Traveling is my real joy, so much so Jeremy and I sold most of our belongings to become digital nomads! I love to cook and both Jeremy and I have pretty refined palettes. Recently, my fun bucket has been exploding with all things related to running multiple small businesses.
What’s up, everyone! I LOVE using exclamation marks as well…except I don’t aspire to cut back…so, BAM!!!! : )
Since both of my parents were in the US Air Force, I was lucky enough to have been born abroad in Germany. My very first travel experience was coming back to the States on a C-141 Cargo Plane when I was two. From then on, I was destined to be a traveler.
I credit who I am to my Mom for encouraging and supporting me, and always telling me that I can do/be anything I want. She always pushed me to succeed. Having my Mom's support (and my Dad's awesome music genes) was paramount to becoming the person I am...not really afraid of anything, and knowing that I will succeed at anything I do.
In 2015, I was diagnosed with Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS), a painful skin disease that has no cure. In 2020/2021, I spent nine months in bed completely debilitated by HS. This experience sparked a strong desire to advocate and support the broader HS community. Read more about our HS Advocacy.
Fun stuff: also my profession...which is best of both worlds! I'm a multi-faceted artist focused on:
* Audio Engineering: this is what I went to school for, and have worked with legendary performers on the most prestigious shows such as the Grammys.
* Photography / Videography / Aerial Drone: my passion turned profession, a large portion of my time is creating SiK Imagery. Oh, and I'm an FAA-certified aerial drone operator!
Life is what you make of it….and mine, seems to be a dream.