To Jen Marr, strangers are just friends she hasn’t met yet. That natural gift has led Jen to a vocation of crisis response, healing and comfort, which has impacted the lives of thousands of people across the United States.
Just about everything Jen has done has been started from scratch. Building and creating programs, companies and teams is her passion. From her first job out of college to launching Inspiring Comfort LLC, each position she has taken has started with a blank piece of paper. A significant portion of her career was spent in international business development with Henry Schein Inc., as Vice President of the International Group. She was stationed in New York, London and Amsterdam as the company grew its international footprint.
In January of 2013, Jen formed the first LCC K9 Comfort Dog team in Connecticut and was there as part of the recovery at Sandy Hook Elementary for the days, weeks, months & years following the tragedy. As a member of several crisis response teams covering Western Connecticut and Westchester/Putnam Counties in New York, Jen worked with school administrations to find the most effective ways to incorporate the comfort dogs in the many facets of short term and long term trauma response.
Jen leads the development of Inspiring Comfort’s evidence based programs and offerings. She is a frequent speaker on how comfort can be taught as a skill and the importance of comfort in suicide prevention and mental health.
She is the author of Paws To Comfort, available November 2019, a trained Stephen Minister and a certified speaker, trainer and coach with the John Maxwell Team. Jen lives in Great Falls, VA with her husband David and daughters, Erika, Ashlyn and Audrey.
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