Beaufort County native Jenny Tinklepaugh has served as the Communications Officer for the Golden LEAF Foundation for the past 10 years. She was born in Washington, NC, and attended Beaufort County Schools. Jenny earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English at East Carolina University. She previously worked for the Washington Daily News as an editor and advertising manager. She lives in Rocky Mount with her husband and two vivacious daughters and is a champion for rural North Carolina.