Of the 28 years of service to Mayo Clinic, Jacci has devoted the past 13 to our blood donors at the Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Center as one of our seasoned technicians. When asked what it is that she enjoys most about her position, Jacci shares, “I learn something new every day from speaking with our donors. It’s amazing where a 20-minute conversation can take you.” Jacci’s joy in her work shines through those interactions not only by taking her into her donors’ lives, but also because they are able to catch a glimpse of her personal life outside of work through their delightful conversations. Her caring spirit and beautiful personality are common threads that weave together the blood donor family at Mayo Clinic.
Artistic, selfless, and witty are just a few words to describe Jacci outside of work:
Artistic: When asked if she had any hidden talents or hobbies that she enjoyed, Jacci shared, “This winter, my daughter encouraged me to start doing art again. I hadn’t done any artwork since college and wasn’t sure I would be able to pick it up again. I practiced drawing our grandchildren. After posting the drawings to Facebook, I was surprised to receive requests to draw other people’s children and grandchildren, and I’ve been busy drawing portraits ever since. I’ve had a lot of fun with it!”
Selfless: Some of Jacci's most precious interests outside of work are her children and her grandbabies. She thoroughly enjoys spending as much time as she can watching her "little grands" grow up before her eyes. She recently spent a week in Southern California in her old stomping grounds. “I love being on the beaches,” Jackie shares.
Witty: When she has free time outside of these activities, Jacci may be found with her nose in a good book, bringing smiles to the readers of her blog, and sipping on high-end, high-caffeine lattes.