Jacque was born and raised on the eastern plains of Colorado. She worked 17 years for AT&T before moving to the Roaring Fork Valley in 1987.
From 1996 - 2007, she worked as Executive Director for the Colorado Association of Ski Towns while volunteering in both elected and non-profit positions in the valley.
Her experience includes work on statewide legislative matters as well as higher education, transportation, regional governance, and Latino issues. Between meetings she enjoys hiking, cycling, and cross country skiing. She and Tim Whitsitt have been married for 20 years.