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Meet Jackie

Jackie and family members at their family business in Warren, MN
Jackie and family members at their family business in Warren, MN
Hard Work is a Core Value

I was raised in a small town in northwestern Minnesota and began working at the age of nine in my family’s small business.  I attended St. Thomas University and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in finance.  Upon graduation I began my first job as a financial analyst for Pepsi.  I have been working hard my entire life and know what it means to make sacrifices to achieve your dreams.

Wife and Mom

I have been married to Bill Schroeder for over 26 years and together we have raised 7 children.  They are now a MPLS police sergeant, a stay-at-home homeschooling mom, an Air Force Captain, a Development Achievement Center support professional, a small business owner, a Valedictorian of SJU and a hard-working sophomore at UST. 

I am a homeschool, public school and private school mom.  I have seen first hand that every child is unique and has different needs at different stages of life. I have been involved in my kids schooling in every capacity and my breadth of experience in this area allows me to get any job done.

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Entrepreneur

My husband and I started a small business and sold it after 12 successful years.  I know what it takes to make it through lean times, keep employees on the payroll as well as take risks to create jobs and opportunity.  Additionally, I have seen how treating employees and customers with dignity makes all the difference.  Customer service is still king and I will prioritize serving all of my constituents with the same passion and success I brought to the private sector.

Leader

I am an active volunteer in my church and within our community.  For our church, I co-chaired a successful capital campaign for a gym and activities center, was actively involved in music liturgy and taught confirmation.   I have also been an active school volunteer as a “Captain’s Mom” for soccer, football, baseball, and rugby.

Jackie with members of her church
Jackie with members of her church
Jackie and Lucas
Jackie and Lucas
Advocate

Everyone has a story that has brought them to the place they are today.  Each story is unique and deserves to be heard.  Every human being has intrinsic value.  I believe we are wired for truth and that speaking the truth with compassion and love opens up hearts.  I have long been a mentor and advocate and now want to use those skills to serve our community.