Jennifer Smith was raised in Spokane, Washington and moved to the Portland area about 30 years ago. She attended Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1993. She worked in an adult intensive care unit at the Portland Veterans Medical Center as a Registered Nurse for 15 years, then at Providence Home Services as a Hospice RN Case Manager for seven years. She attended Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington and graduated with a Master of Science in Nursing.
Jennifer has three young adult children, one dog and three cats that she enjoys spending time with. She also loves volunteering at the local animal rescue. She enjoys hiking, camping, the beach and hanging out with family and friends.