Jacqui was born in Rwanda, her family moved shortly after to Uganda, then on to Kenya where she was raised. She chose a career early on in tourism, starting with the leading luxury tour company, Abercrombie & Kent for 6 years and advancing to the position of Sales & Marketing Manager Africa. A later move to Montreal Canada, led to a career change to print media, working for the Montreal Mirror, to become their Financial Controller and Board Member. Jacqui returned to travel, working with Voyages Ideal for 7 years as Travel Consultant with her own client base; mainly software companies in the filming industry.2004 Jacqui returned home to Rwanda, where she co-founded and is Managing Director of Thousand Hills Africa, a luxury tour company. Thousand Hills Africa, expanded to open offices in neighbouring Uganda and Burundi and since partnered with Wilderness Safaris in Bisate Lodge and Magashi Camp. Jacqui is currently the Chairperson for Women for Women Rwanda, has served as Vice Chair, Rwanda Tourism Chamber, Rwanda Tours & Travel Association, Northern Corridor Joint Tourism Marketing Committee and on the Advisory Board of GHR initiative of the Nike Foundation in Rwanda.