Barn Assistant


At Congressional, Jennifer is returning to her childhood love of horses.  She had the most beautiful bay Thoroughbred, which she rode mostly on the flat and over low fences.  She often spent afternoons riding her pony through miles of trails replete with creeks and pine forests; her dog, Tulip, trotting behind.

Jennifer left upstate New York and traveled the country writing for newspapers in Maryland, Tennessee, Virginia and Oregon, where she earned her master’s in journalism.  She landed on AP’s metro desk, covering all news of the nation’s capital before leaving full-time employment to raise her two kids, now teen-agers.

Also a certified teacher, Jennifer substitutes on occasion.  She and her family have been in Falls Church “forever,” recently trading their townhouse for a single family on a quarter acre—which they’ve packed with two dogs, a guinea pig, a parakeet and six chickens.  Now with horse duty, Jennifer’s farming life has come full circle.