In May 2018, Jill came to Western as the Operations and Finances Coordinator for the Education Department. Before her arrival in Gunnison, she had a career with the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, where she was a surveyor and complaint investigator supervisor with the assisted living program. In this role, she taught and enforced state and federal regulations pertaining to assisted living homes. After leaving the health department, Jill had a consulting company where she worked with assisted living providers on how to comply with regulations. She also worked as an administrative assistant in the Cooperative Programs for the Advancement of Earth System Science (CPAESS) program of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR). Before completing college as a non-traditional adult student, Jill worked in bookkeeping and accounting positions at a variety of businesses. Jill continues her passion for elders, by volunteering with the state Ombudsmen office as an advocate for seniors to help give them a voice regarding their care.