J.J. Worden is from Michigan, and spent time living overseas while growing up. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Michigan, with degrees in International Studies and German. She worked in Public Relations before earning her MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona. Thereafter, she worked in Investor Relations and later as a SVP of Crisis & Financial Communications for Weber Shandwick in New York and London. She is now ‘retired’ and a mom of 4 children, living with her husband Mike in Old Greenwich, CT. She is a competitive swimmer and has enjoyed teaching swimming part time, and working as a florist. She loves to ski and snowboard, especially with her kids. She is currently president of her children’s preschool PTA, and always up for the challenge of making life awesome-er for everybody in the community.