Jennifer has worked in Fortune 500 marketing and strategic business development for 20 years, shaping product and brand stories for clients, prospects, employees and sales teams. Jennifer has worked in high-net-worth banking in various roles in Marketing and on national line-of-business teams leading strategic and pioneering campaigns and sponsorships including corporate sponsorships with the Sundance Film Festival, Jackson Hole Economic Forum and most recently, supporting the launch of a new banking division helping high-net-worth families have conversations about money, values and relationships.
Jennifer has worked in corporate communications and internal marketing roles for Gap, Inc. and was the Director of Development and Marketing for the Pro Bono Project Silicon Valley, a legal aid organization.
Jennifer holds a bachelor's degree in Psychology with a minor in Ethics from Smith College where she was Dean’s List and First Group Scholar.
Jennifer is active in the independent film community including leading a production company, Thunderbolt Forge Films, which currently has a feature-length documentary, “Who Do We Have Here” in production and "Mexico '85" in pre-production, and includes an active marine services division supporting all aspects of maritime needs during production.
Jennifer is also the President of the Board of Directors for Artists United, a global nonprofit helping artists connect to ask for what they need help with and offer what they can help with.
Smith College, B.A.
Psychology major, Ethics minor; Dean's List, First Group Scholar
Film Production & Industry Panels & Publications
Founder, CEO, Thunderbolt Forge Films | 2016 - Present
“Who Do We Have Here?” Feature-Length Documentary Film | 2016 - Present
Sundance Film Festival Networking Events for Artists United | 2019 and 2020
"Testing 1,2,3" Director, Robin Lee | July, 2019
"Independent Filmmaker Day" Women In Film panel: Cannes and TIFF | 2019
“Mexico City ‘85”, Feature-Length Documentary Film | 2018-Present (In development)
“A Permanent Mark”, Feature-Length Documentary Film ; produced and distributed by Golden Poppy Films | 2001-2002
"Strength, Courage and Confidence; What Facial Difference Teaches Us" | 2000
"Face It; Facial Disfigurement and My Fight for Face Equality" by James Partridge
Professional & Philanthropic
Artists United: Executive Board of Directors and Chair of Events Committee | 2016 - Present
Produced events at Sundance Film Festival and Preservation Hall in New Orleans. Artists United is an arts advocacy organization helping artists from all disciplines connect to ask for what they need help with and offer what they can help with by way of mentoring, coaching and collaborating.
Wells Fargo Wealth Management
Business Initiatives Consultant, Family Dynamics | 2009 - Present
High-net worth banking and client support helping families have conversations about money, values and relationships
Regional Marketing Manager, Vice President | 2009 - 2016
Sundance Film Festival Sponsorship management; Managed Marketing and supported business development for eight states in the Mountain Northwest
Brand and Product Marketing, Associate Vice President | 2007-2009
Gap, Inc. Corporate Communications
2005 to 2007 - World-wide TV Channel Producer