Jackie was born and raised in South Africa. In 1995 Jackie and her husband decided to move to the United States. Jackie is an art teacher by profession but being in a new country with new opportunities, she was privileged to explore and develop her love of needle art. Jackie began her journey into the needle arts at a small age with the guidance of many talented women who have passed on their love for needle art to her. She began shortly after moving to the US working in local Needlework shops and doing finishing of smalls and formed her company It’s Fine-ally Finished in the year 2000. Since having her son in the year 2002 she has developed a desire to expand her talents into designing with the focus on finishing, and is tremendously fulfilled with passing on her knowledge to fellow stitchers and encourages them to finish projects.