Jamie Jo was born and raised in Branson, Missouri, and moved to Franklin, Tennessee, via Breckenridge, Colorado. She graduated from Baylor University in 1997 with a degree in Secondary Education/English and got her Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership from Eastern University 20 years later. Jamie Jo has five children who call her “Mama”—two of whom were brought home from Rwanda with the help of Show Hope grants. Although Texas A&M isn’t her alma mater, Jamie Jo and her kids bleed maroon and became Aggie fans after her oldest son headed to College Station. She loves to travel, and one will typically find her accompanied by one to five children and a dog or two.