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 – in a heavy metal band, audio engineering school, photography, videography. Jillian was the polar opposite – the business gal working at The Boeing Company for 15 years before then taking a life-changing opportunity at the Department of Defense. Read more about each of us below. We couldn’t be more opposite….and we absolutely LOVE that about each other. There is LOTS more to tell, but that’s us in a nutshell. Keep watching our YouTube videos to really get to know us.
All our best!
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.
From school, to a phenomenal 15-year career at The Boeing Company as a Chief of Staff to a C-Suite executive, to my most recent position at the U.S. Department of Defense working for the Secretary of Defense. My LinkedIn profile (click my picture) gives all the biography specifics if you are interested in the nitty gritty.
I’ve gained a unique skillset over the years and am working on how to package those skills and tools to offer digitally…more to follow!
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 (of course!) is my real joy, so much so Jeremy and I are making travel our full-time job! 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 building a small business and marketing.
What’s up, everyone! It’s kinda funny actually…after reading Ninja’s bio, it made me realize that I LOVE using exclamation marks as well…except, I use them, and 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. I was born in Germany, and my very first travel experience was coming back to the States on a C-141 Cargo Plane. Imagine a 2 year old “me”, sleeping peacefully on the floor of a military cargo plane, coming home. From then on, it seemed I was destined to be a traveler. From a very young age, it seemed I was on airplanes a lot, going to spend time with my family, who was spread across the country. One of the things that stands out to me the most, is how much encouragement and support I got from my Mom, always telling me that I can do/be anything I want. She always pushed me to succeed, and I credit her completely, with raising me with the state of mind that I CAN and WILL do anything I want. Having a support system like that is absolutely paramount to becoming the person I am. Not really afraid of anything…and knowing that I will succeed at whatever it is I choose to do.
The fun things I like to do, are also my profession. Which is best of both worlds! When you love what you do for work, you never work a day in your life. I have been living that for quite a while now. Between the music (thanks Dad, for those awesome music genes!), being a guitarist in a progressive, death metal-esque band, being an audio engineer for little shows like, oh, say…the GRAMMYS, just to name one….and also working directly with some of the biggest names in the HISTORY of music, and also the photography and videography…I mean, my life has been one amazing adventure after the next! And now…we’ve come to this new chapter. It’s hard to think, with the life I’ve already been blessed to live, that it could get better….but Jillian and I are about to step it up, and as crazy as it is to think…it absolutely will still get even better than it’s been.
Life is what you make of it….and mine, seems to be a dream.