Jade grew up on a farm in northwest Kansas where she learned the value of hard work and helping your neighbor. It was her dance teacher that first inspired her to be a journalist. She knew her love for people and learning would serve her well reporting in the field. That on top of the fact, that the negative remarks on her report cards at school involved talking too much!
After graduating from St. Francis Community High School, Home of the Indians, Jade attended the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) in Greeley, CO. She majored in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Photography and Graphic Design. There, she was a part of the campus news station, Bear News.