New Member Feature: Jenn Columbus

We’re thrilled to welcome Jenn Columbus into our club. The following is the introduction as read by her sponsor, Chane Griggs:
Jenn Columbus is a proud lifelong Salem resident. She grew up in West Salem, attending Myers, Walker, and then South Salem High School, graduating in 2002. She moved to Eugene to attend the University of Oregon (Go Ducks!) and completed a degree in Family and Human Services with a minor in Special Education.
She was a member of Kappa Delta sorority. After graduation, Jenn moved back to Salem and began a seven year career at Family Building Blocks. In 2009, Jenn married her high-school sweetheart, Alex Paraskevas, in a real big, fat, Greek wedding in Athens, Greece. Jenn also sang in an indie-folk band called Your Friendly Beast for two years, and is a long-time member of Festival Chorale Oregon community choir and the Festival Carolers.
She is the Northwest Area Manager for SMART, Start Making A Reader Today, where she oversees the reading program in five counties, and also serves as a Board Member of Mid-Valley Development Professionals, Festival Chorale Oregon, Oregon College Access Network, and North Salem Business Association. Jenn lives in South Salem with her husband, Alex and their bird, Petrie.