Jade is an enrolled member of the Northern Cheyenne (Tsistsistas) tribe and Crow (Apsáalooke) descendant. Growing up in a low-income family in Billings and spending summers on the Crow Reservation gave her a unique understanding of the challenges faced by both communities. These experiences helped shape her voice and inspired her to seek roles serving vulnerable populations. She holds a B.A. in Sociology with an emphasis in Inequalities and Social Justice from the University of MT. She began her career in social services at a foster-care network for Native American children and then onto group homes & day programs for youth deemed most at-risk. For the eight years prior to joining MBPC she worked serving adults with disability in living and employment settings. During that time, she was also elected to serve in the 66th MT State Legislature representing House District 50. Jade is currently living in Billings with her two cats, Louie & Nanook.