Jess is an author, freelance writer, blogger, and grad student. She retired from teaching after #KidGoodwin was born to stay home with him and work on her writing.
Jess has published five romance/chick lit books. She is working on #6! Someday, she hopes to publish some children’s books as well, and maybe a memoir!
Jess’ work has appeared on the sites Baby Gaga, Mommy Effect/Chocolate & Chaos, Tribe Magazine (now Moms & Stories), Mamalode, and Scary Mommy. She has also written for the Falls Church News Press and worked as a remote content producer for the Atlanta Journal Constitution, with articles being syndicated in several national news outlets.
Tommy is currently the lobbyist for the Project Management Institute (PMI), the world’s leading not-for-profit professional membership association for the project, program, and portfolio management profession. In this role, he leads federal and international efforts to encourage the adoption of project management best practices by elected officials and policymakers that increase the efficiency and effectiveness of government projects and programs, which in turn reduces government waste and safeguards taxpayer dollars.
Prior to joining PMI, Tommy spent more than 15 years leading a wide range of federal and international government relations efforts, issue campaigns, and advocacy strategy work for several blue chip associations and corporations, including AARP and Oracle Corp. Additionally, he was a research fellow at Harvard Business School focused on the political and legal environment in which business operates.
#KidGoodwin keeps mom and dad on their toes. He likes musical instruments, playing with car, and learning to swim. He has bad taste in television and loves eating his veggies.