Professional Experience: Jerri recently returned home to East Texas after living in California for 23 years, and in Missouri for 5 years. While in California, she co-owned a family business that designed and built flight simulators. She then made a career change and became involved in economic development on California's central coast.

Education: Jerri is a graduate of the Economic Development Institute in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Little Known Facts: Jerri is a published children's author, writing for children's magazines.

Personal Information: Jerri has two children and 10 grandchildren.