Jen Fortman was born and raised in Central, VT. She moved to Lamoille county for college where she continues to reside with her Partner, Jeff, 5 Year old son, Jayden, 3 year old daughter, Eva, and dog, Gunner. Jen is a full-time stay at home Mom and is beginning their homeschooling journey. In addition to being home and homeschooling, Jen is Building Bright Futures Parent Lead and co-chair of the Families & Communities Committee. Jen supports families as leaders in the committee by increasing family participation, holding space, and strengthening connections between system creators and families/caregivers. She enjoys being outside and exploring nature through biking, hiking, camping, paddleboarding, snowboarding and gardening. She also enjoys reading and relaxing with her friends and family.