Born & raised in Dayton, Ohio, Jackie is one of eleven children. Both of her parents sold Real Estate in Southwest Ohio then moved to Austin, Texas in 1984, where they built a successful Real Estate business. Jackie graduated from Southwest Texas State University with a Degree in Commercial Art. In Austin, she began her career as a Restaurant Manager with Macaroni Grill. In 1994, she relocated to Dallas where she began a 20 year career as a Commercial Property Manager for Jones Lang LaSalle & Lincoln Property Company.
In 2015 she met Wade Pettis and they married in 2017. Between them they have 3 grown sons, with 2 in college and 1 in the Army. They have always loved Colorado and have a passion for the Real Estate business, so they decided to move here to start a new life with the purchase of Wapiti Ranch Realty & Auction, LLC. Jackie enjoys the outdoors and doing activities such as hiking in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, skiing, fishing and playing golf. Her talent for art remains with her so she looks forward to painting in her off season. Wade & Jackie are eager to add value to the Custer County Community while becoming long term Real Estate Agents in Westcliffe, Colorado.