Jennifer Jackson (JJ)
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- 6 years 1 month 2 weeks
- Full Name
- Jennifer Jackson (JJ)
You may have seen Jennifer Jackson, aka "JJ," around town networking, hosting events or raising money for local charities through Rock Me Arizona Events and/or Change 4 Kids AZ - both companies that she founded. With her strong entrepreneurial spirit, JJ has had many successful ventures while living in the Valley and she is always excited to promote new charities.
Prior to establishing Rock Me Arizona and Change 4 Kids AZ, JJ held several successful positions that afforded her the opportunity to expand on her creativity, professional skills and explore what role she wanted to play in the world.
JJ is an established professional in many areas, she is a graduate of Florida State University where she was one of the first to receive her B.S. degree in Environmental Science in 1999. After graduating she worked as a research analyst for the Environmental Protection Agency before she was recruited by the FL Department of Environmental Protection where she worked on muliple research projects. It was during this time that she was introduced to broadcasting and began working part time at a local radio station where she received recognition and was offered to be a part of the nationally syndicated radio talk show, Kidd Kraddick in the Morning (Dallas, TX). There, JJ learned broadcasting journalism and on-air skills, event promotions, interviewing and media production, as well as, had the opportunity to network with nationally acclaimed artists. Following her passion for the arts she completed acting school in Dallas and with the blessings of the Kidd Kraddick show moved to LA where she worked as a professional actor, model and equestrian.
In 2003, JJ relocated to Phoenix AZ where she has enjoyed several successful ventures; as a professional equestrian and animal advocate she has rehabilitated over 50 injured or abused racehorses in Arizona and after completing mortgage broker training in 2004 she was recognized as one of the Top 1% of Arizona Women in Finance in 2005-2006.
In late November 2008, JJ put her entrepreneurial spirit to test. She created Rock Me Arizona, as an entertainment booking company for live music and DJs, which quickly evolved into an events company through client’s requests. Rock Me Arizona Events has been the host of networking happy hours, entertainment showcases, charity fundraisers and corporate events. JJ contributes most of her success to her outstanding mentors which span from coast to coast and her ability to reach out and network with successful individuals to overcome any challenge. "There’s never, 'no,' there are always "other options!", she exclaims.
Her latest venture, Change 4 Kids AZ, was introduced in 2009 when she was recruited by the Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley to host a fundraising event. "When they came to me, they asked if I could help them put on an event because their donations had dropped due to the economy and they needed additional fundraisers." Instead of a single event, she offered them an entire fundraising campaign and "Change 4 Kids" was born. "It's amazing to be able to help an organization that's incredibly impactful to kids in our community; I’m thrilled to be a part of the solution." says JJ.
Recently, RMAZ has partnered with Get Image Ready to host the Phoenix Woman’s Magazine Photo Shoot and Model Search Series through 2011 which benefits multiple local charities. The signature event "Celebrity Catwalk for a Cause" was created by JJ and Rock Me Arizona Events will be hosting the first catwalk on October 3rd 2010 at Talking Stick Resort and Casino for their showroom grand opening.
Because of her fun, innovative and passionate spirit, you’ll find JJ at events across the valley, designing marketing campaigns, networking, on stage presenting, volunteering with a local charity or hanging with her beagle, Bella.
“I have two stand out rules I live by, “Rock out every chance you get” and “If you have the ability to make a difference, you also have the responsibility.” – Jennifer Jackson ( JJ )
- Personal Webpage
- Rock Me Arizona Events & "Change 4 Kids"
- Business Website
- Foundations - Groups - Networking Organizations, Events, Entertainment and Non-Profit Fundraising
- Business Description
Charity Events, Community Awareness and Networking for a Cause
Featured Events :
"Phoenix Women's Magazine Red Carpet Reception "
"Catwalk for a Cause"
"Stuff the Pig" Cupid Party
"Change 4 Kids Challenge"