Jessi McKenna has been working in the legal field in various capacities for nearly twenty years. She works full-time as a paralegal and teaches dance part-time. Her passions include dance, music, photography, wildlife, genealogy, and social justice. As such she spends her free time as Vice President of a local genealogical society, playing in a local concert band, exploring Michigan with her cameras and kayak, and advocating for survivors of domestic abuse and child abuse navigating the family court system. Ms. McKenna also volunteers with a local domestic violence agency teaching dance classes to shelter residents and other survivors receiving services.
She has two children who continue to make her proud through their compassionate hearts, educational accomplishments, and artistic talents. Ms. McKenna also shares her home with a couple of cuddly, reformed feral cats; one reformed feral cat who keeps her on her toes by “borrowing” writing utensils and legal text books, and by creating floral arrangements; and a parrot who doesn’t like music and helps himself to the pantry.