Jeri is a native of South Dakota, but her heart and soul belong to Colorado where she’s lived for most of her life. (Check out Jeri with her cute husband Mike and even cuter miniature schnauzer Hank!)
She started her career with a degree in business administration and joined the management company building the Denver International Airport. A new found passion for construction led her to her next position at Qwest Communications, where she managed construction crews and contractors laying 2,700 miles of fiber and cable across the southern United States.
Next Jeri joined a telecommunications startup, overseeing large-scale construction projects including internal and external networks—all while earning a master’s degree in construction management at Colorado State University.
Most recently, Jeri served as a senior executive at CenturyLink, the third-largest telecommunications company in the United States, managing engineering and construction for a 10-state region. Though she built and managed reliable networks supporting millions of customers, Jeri found the time she spent mentoring her team most rewarding.
In 2011, Jeri faced her own personal challenge when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She vowed to remain positive and to come back better and stronger as a result of the ‘opportunity’ she had been given.
After nearly thirty years managing thousands of employees and large-scale construction projects—and her own personal journey toward fitness and health—Jeri decided that now was the time to dedicate herself to helping others. With certifications as a health coach and fitness instructor and training as a transition coach from the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC), she is now Coach Jeri.