Jodi has been actively involved in the Down syndrome community since 2012. She is currently working on her Masters of Motherhood with her five children, ranging from ages 8-19. Her youngest daughter Sara has Down syndrome. She and her family live in Murray, where they have resided in the same home for 18 years. She worked in banking for 17 years before taking a break to be home full-time. Now she works part-time as the bookkeeper for a private Montessori school in Salt Lake City. She loves spending time with her family and friends and enjoys bringing people together. She enjoys organizing events, music, singing, writing, baking, and collecting freckles in the sun. Outdoor activities like walking along the Jordan River Parkway, hiking, camping, and boating are some of her favorites. She loves her dog, Harriet, as much as she loves mashed potatoes and gravy, and she LOVES mashed potatoes and gravy. She enjoys traveling, even if it’s just to Midway or St. George, but Hawaii is her top pick. Having a child with Down syndrome is a blessing to Jodi and her family. They have found joy in the journey through the friendships and connections they’ve made within the Down syndrome community.