- BBA from Western Michigan University.
Jackie performs as both classical mandolinist and guitarist as a member of both the Duo Zito-Kusik and Third Coast Guitar Ensemble. She has also studied music theory and composition with Lawrence Rackley Smith. Jackie is a co-founder of the Kalamazoo Mandolin and Guitar Orchestra, which is sponsored by Crescendo. She is a member of the Classical Mandolin Society of America and Editor of their newsletter.