Jack is originally from Shropshire in the west of England. She started teaching Outdoor Education and Physical Education in 1989, at an outdoor activity centre which provided her the opportunity to travel to some of the most remote and challenging mountains in the United Kingdom. Her skills included rock-climbing, backpacking, ocean kayaking, rowing, and playing rugby at a regional and national level.
Since moving to the U.S., Jack continued her career as a Physical Education and English teacher; she has immersed herself in adventure races, triathlons, scuba diving, rowing, and long distance cycling. Always looking for new challenges, Jack switched careers and is now a professional EMT- Firefighter, but still finds time to lead scuba trips, travel, all while expanding her knowledge base to learn about hands-on wildlife rescue and disaster preparedness.
Jack is involved in several community-based activities including Wildlife Rescue, and serves on the board of directors of Keep Austin Beautiful. When not travelling, training, or working, she lives in Austin, Texas with her husband, a deranged cat, and a goofy lab.