Jaklyn was born and raised in Charlotte, NC. She moved to Greensboro, NC to attend the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she graduated with a BA in Interior Architecture and Design and a minor in Studio Arts. Shortly after graduating, Jaklyn started her career path in the Architecture and Design world at Triad Design Group as an Architectural CAD Tech. Since then, she has continued to refine her skillset and knowledge in the industry working for Hayden Design Associates as a Sr. Interior Designer, followed by a furniture dealership known as Contract Business Solutions as a Sr. Project Manager/Design Specialist. She currently resides in the Clemmons area with her husband, Ian, and children.