Jorene has been an adjunct instructor for CWI since January 2010. She has taught Personal Finance, Business Communication, and Intro to Business.
From Yakima, Washington, Jorene received her undergraduate degree from Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa. She returned to NNU to obtain her MBA. Her work experience includes 16+ years in banking in positions such as branch manager, commercial lender, and business development officer. Additional experience has come from her involvement in numerous community events and organizations such as the Festival of Trees, Meridian Dairy Days, Meridian Kiwanis, and Meridian Chamber of Commerce.
Over the past several years, Jorene has found running to be her way to relax. She has run more than 15 "official" half marathons and 5 full marathons. Her training has resulted in more than 3200 miles run in the past 5 years. Though not dreaming of elite status, Jorene has successfully met some personal goals with her running. Her now husband proposed to her after they both completed their first full marathon in Seattle in 2009. They live in Meridian with their 4-legged "kids".