A native Washingtonian and 18 year part-time resident of Colonial Beach Jackie received her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in 1985 from the Corcoran School of Arts & Design in Washington, DC.
In May, 1986 Jackie began a 19 year career with the Washington Post as a Graphic Designer and the first African American women to work in the Washington Post Advertising Art Department.
While working for the Washington Post in 1997 Jackie received her second Bachelor’s in Interior Design from Mount Vernon College in Washington, DC. Through the years Jackie has work with multiple construction companies producing architectural contact drawings, site maps and artistic renderings. In addition Jackie worked for GKA Advertising Agency in Bethesda Maryland and D.R. Horton America’s Builder in McLean, Virginia. While volunteering with Downtown Colonial Beach in 2020 Jackie was selected to create several Artistic Renderings depicting the reimagining of Downtown Colonial Beach Historic District.
In 2022 Jackie joined the Board of Downtown Colonial Beach as the Design Committee Chair to assist with revitalizing the downtown area by preserving the town’s architectural elements that tells the town story and capitalizing on the town’s unique assets already in place, to assist with creating an inviting atmosphere and destination were residents and visitors can live, work, play and continue to be proud of.
Jackie continue to travel between Washington, DC and Colonial Beach while fulfilling her love and passion for Fine Arts working in watercolors and dabbling in oils.