General Manager

Jen is a Minnesota native, the “homeland” of Aveda headquarters and her adorable tribe of nieces and nephews. She jumped on the Aveda bandwagon in 2005, earning her Aesthetics License from the Aveda Institute in Minneapolis…and she hasn’t looked back since!
Armed with a Bachelors of Science in Communications through the University of Northwestern, along with a passion for mentoring, coaching, and public speaking, Jen launched her career as a national medical spa trainer.
In 2007, she found herself missing all the great things Aveda had to offer: the outstanding culture, the environmental leadership, and the one-of-a-kind botanical based products. She joined the team at Aveda headquarters in Minneapolis, managing their flagship store for several years. In 2010 she transferred to Denver, becoming Aveda’s Southwest Spa Specialist, providing 5-star spa education for a 7-state region for the next 9 years.
Today, Jen is thrilled to be using her passion for cultivating the next generation of Aveda leaders at Zinke Hair Studio.

INTERESTS: sunscreen, creative writing, mentoring teens, lip gloss, #AuntieLife, and a glass of red wine on a Denver patio

FAVORITE QUOTE: “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always have what you’ve always had.”