Competitive Spirit: In Golf and Business

7 Things to Know About Jennifer

#1 – Born and raised in Pembroke, Ontario, Canada, Jennifer started working and playing golf at the age of 13. Her father was a small business owner, and her mother was a teacher and she never thought she would do either of those things…but she did!

#2 – She’s a Fighting Camel! Jennifer is an alumnus of Campbell University in Buies Creek, North Carolina where she graduated with a degree in communications and was the Big South Conference Champion in NCAA Division 1 college golf.

#3 – In 1998, Jennifer became 1 of 100 professional women golfers in Canada. She competed on the Canadian women’s professional golf circuit and earned her Class A status in 2006, the same year she started her own business.

#4 – When Jennifer opened Forward Thinking, a marketing consulting firm, she invited everyone to a “brand” opening. The invitees thought she had misspelled grand opening. But, people still showed up for the free snacks and cake!

#5 – Jennifer started the first online job board in her community in order to solve a problem employers had in attracting people back from the city. Today it still exists – – and is the most popular site for job openings in the Ottawa Valley.

#6 – Forward Thinking for Your Business (2023) was Jennifer’s first published book, but not her first time as a publisher. She also published an online business newsletter for 15 years, a travel guide, and a health magazine for 10 years.

#7 – Jennifer credits her experience in professional golf as the best training ground for owning her own business due to the competitive nature of both.

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