Jackie Neilson played sports as a child through her first year of high school, but never stuck with one sport or activity for very long. In high school Jackie knew she wanted to be a counselor and help people make personal life improvements. As a psychology and interpersonal communications student at Rider University, she was introduced to mixed martial arts by her younger sister, who had been training for several years. Jackie took immediately to the discipline of martial arts and became very dedicated to this new world of optimal fitness and hands on self-defense.
Her greatest passion became helping students to achieve their goals, particularly physical transformations of fat loss which brought out an organic surge in self-confidence. After college she held the Manager position at three TSMMA locations in New Jersey and New York.