Jena was born and raised in Orange County, Southern California. She grew up as an athlete, always involved in some kind of sport with a ball. Softball and soccer were her two favorites. She went on to play softball for a Division I team at California State University, Fullerton. She played softball there for four years and graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. She found Pure Barre while she was living in Texas shortly after getting married. She worked the front desk there and quickly fell in love with the way that Pure Barre made her feel. Even after moving back to California with her husband, she knew she wanted to continue to be a part of a Pure Barre community. Jena absolutely loves teaching Pure Barre, is obsessed with poki bowls, enjoys going to the beach, and loves to spend time with her and her husband's large families.