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Jenny Foss

Founder & CEO

As a girl who was 1,000% convinced she'd grow up and become a California beach lifeguard, Jenny is no stranger to big career dreams.

A journalist, corporate marketing / PR leader and recruiter for much of her career, Jenny never imagined that these (seemingly illogical to family and friends) career moves would ultimately provide her with the perfect combination of experience she’d need to launch and grow JobJenny.com.

But it’s these mad writing, marketing and branding skills – along with her firsthand knowledge of how hiring managers and recruiters think and behave – that enable her to help professionals blast away the fear and confusion that almost always goes along with career change, then take immediate strides forward.

Jenny, a Detroit native, unlikely hot yoga enthusiast and Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW), lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband, three kids and the best rescue dog in the history of rescue dogs (no, seriously).

And, while she absolutely loves the majesty of the Pacific NW, she’s still convinced that her career will ultimately will take her to the beaches of California.

 
 
 
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Karen Friesen

Sr. Copywriter / Customer Service Manager

Had we not posted an ad on Craigslist for that exact four hours in 2012, and had Karen not randomly visited Craigslist across those exact four hours, Team JobJenny.com would (sadly) have missed out on one of the most outstanding resume writers, customer service wizards and genuinely caring human beings in the land.

But it was serendipity and since that perfectly timed moment, Karen – a long-time marathon runner (yes, including Boston – we’re talking big-time) and Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) – has been dishing up shockingly good resumes, cover letters and blog posts like some sort of other-worldly writing machine. She also kicks the pants off all things customer service. You’ll like that about her.

Karen, a graduate from University of Portland’s School of Journalism, is a long-time Oregonian. She and her husband have three sons, a lovable (yet slightly neurotic) dog and a rotating batch of chickens in the backyard.

 
 
 
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Marcie Connolly

ACCOUNTING MANAGER

Marcie had plans to become a medical illustrator when she grew up. She studied pre-med and fine art, and even spent time in England studying literature at Oxford. Throughout her schooling, however, she couldn’t help but notice how much she loved numbers. Specifically, she loved using numbers to solve problems and helping people leverage data to capitalize on opportunity. So, she shifted her focus and has been crunching them professionally ever since.

We were lucky enough to find Marcie in 2011, and she’s been our numbers officer-in-chief ever since (thank goodness!)

A Utah native turned Portlander, Marcie earned her degree in economics at Pepperdine. She continues to cultivate her love of the arts by playing piano, attending a gazillion concerts and visiting local art exhibitions. Marcie has one daughter and plays a mean round of golf.

 
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Emily McIntyre

Copywriter (Extraordinaire)

Emily McIntyre defines the term "unconventional career path", which is one of the reasons she's able to tackle just about any writing assignment she takes on at JobJenny.com. A farm kid from the Midwest (who launched her first business — teaching piano lessons — at age 13), she has built a creative and business career with her baby on one hip and her laptop on the other! 

Founder and General Manager of Ethiopian coffee importing company Catalyst Trade, a coffee consultant and journalist, and a pro photographer, Emily knows marketing, business and storytelling inside and out.

Outside of business, she's a martial artist, writing her sixth fantasy novel, and extremely good at pie crust. She's lived in Ethiopia and currently calls Portland, OR home base.