Jacky was the first member of her family to graduate from college, attending the University of Minnesota where she worked two jobs and took out student loans to make ends meet. Over summers, Jacky waitressed in Las Vegas and was a proud member of Culinary Workers Union Local 226.
After graduation, Jacky worked as a computer programmer, software developer, and designer for some of the biggest companies in Nevada including Summa Corporation, Citibank, and Southwest Gas Company. As former President of Congregation Ner Tamid in Henderson, Jacky has dedicated countless hours to building community and helping those in need. As President, she lead a team that constructed one of the largest solar arrays in the City of Henderson through a public-private partnership, cutting the synagogue’s energy bills by 70%, and allowing more money to go into programs serving the community, like senior tax services, and programs like Family Promise that provide meals and housing to the homeless.
Jacky lives in Henderson with her husband Larry, a radiologist at the Las Vegas Veterans Hospital, and her daughter Miranda, a Nevada public school graduate now studying at Princeton University.