Jen is a Portland-based director, screenwriter, and film and video instructor whose love of horror films began when she was 8 years old and her aunt showed her Pumpkinhead. She has a degree in Theatre Arts from Southern Oregon University, a Certificate in Performance from American Conservatory Theatre, and a degree in Video Production from Portland Community College. She worked as a stage actress in the Pacific Northwest for ten years before she transitioned to writing and directing films. Her film "Jean" was going to screen in London, but there was a pandemic. Then it was going to screen in Providence, RI, but then there was a hurricane. She's hopeful the Lovecraftian stars will finally align for this screening in Portland, Oregon.