Jody has always had a passion for color, organizing, decluttering and beautifying her surroundings. As a child, she loved decorating her room! Later, Married to a military officer, she moved every one to three years, giving her the opportunity to meet new friends, as well as, update and design her new homes. She is a Certified Color Expert, Home Stager, an E-Design Expert and Redesign Professional, working in beautiful St. George, Utah, and the surrounding areas. Although color, staging and design have long been her passion, that has not always been her life path.
Jody graduated from BYU and received the Outstanding Senior Award in the department of mathematics, then added a fifth year in secondary education. After the birth of her son, Joseph, who was born with Down’s syndrome and later diagnosed with autism, Jody changed her graduate program from math to Advanced Montessori Studies and taught for three years. After noticing a tremendous increase in his abilities and his health through diet and massage, she studied nutrition and massage therapy. She founded RainStar University of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, where she created an AAS degree in therapeutic massage and an MS degree in acupuncture and Asian medicine. She was CEO for 15 years, developing curriculum, training instructors and students, obtaining university accreditation, and often stepping in to teach a class at the last minute. With the help of her staff she organized a symposium at RainStar and invited massage school owners, instructors, and licensed therapists throughout the state, as well as, staff of accrediting agencies. The objective was to determine educational competencies for graduating massage students. This group later became the Council of Massage Therapy Educators of Arizona and was instrumental in establishing the state licensing requirements. She has been listed as an honored professional in the National Registry’s Who’s Who and in the Cambridge Who’s Who Registry of Executives and Professionals.
She is a mother of eight and has taught all ages from preschool through college. She is a certified health coach, graduating from the New York Institute of Integrative Nutrition; a certified foot zone practitioner and instructor, graduating from the Academy of Foot Zone Therapy; a Certified CranioSacral Therapist through the Upledger Institute and certified in Quantum Healing Hypnosis Technique through Delores Cannon. She now Works as a Home Stager and Redesign Professional, graduating from HRS, the most comprehensive RESA accredited program available and as a Certified Color Expert, graduating from CCE, and an E-Design Expert, graduating EE. She also has studied Feng Shui.
To touch multiple lives, we must share with others the talents we have and the treasures we have learned. As a health coach and therapist she integrated ancient wisdom with modern science to help restore wellness and vitality in others by awakening their body’s innate ability to heal. As a Home Stager, she serves the home seller by creating beautiful interiors to facilitate a quick sale at maximum value. As a Redesign Professional, she serves the family members by creating beautiful interiors which conform to their preferences and lifestyle for a comfortable living environment with room designs that reflect family members' dreams and aspirations. As a Color Consultant, she serves her clients by listening to their color preferences, assessing their decor, choosing a color pallet for the Color Perfect Home, and leaving large color samples to view under different lighting before they go to the expense of painting.