Jackie Rockwell - Program Director
As Program Director of Brushwood Center, Jackie’s aim is to connect people to nature through the arts. She develops programs that honor the history of Brushwood, sustain the interests of the members, attract new members and volunteers, and draw the community closer to the organization. Jackie’s priority is to enhance Brushwood’s Arts, Literature & Music offerings. Jackie grew up in Connecticut where her love of nature and the arts started early. Her lifelong pursuit of environmental stewardship and education can be seen speckled throughout her programming. Jackie has a BA in Geography and Environmental Studies with minors in Sustainable Development and Communications from the University of Colorado. Jackie brings to Brushwood many years of non-profits experience where she helped organizations identify growth opportunities and develop measurable keystone programs. She and her husband, Tom, recently moved here from Colorado. When she’s not working, she enjoys being outdoors and exploring Illinois, painting, gardening, music and visiting her daughter in Boston. On lunch breaks or after work, you may find her birding and exploring the many trails of Ryerson Woods.