Jill and her husband, Richard, moved to Park City from New York in 1995.
She worked in the field of public health research and then, after obtaining a law degree, worked in the fields of employment law and not-for-profit representation.
She also taught legal writing and research as an adjunct at Hofstra Law School and did community mediation in Brooklyn. She has continued her mediation work in Utah
specializing in family and employment issues.
Jill first became involved with the film community when she was hired by ITVS as their Salt Lake City community connections organizer. In this position,
she was responsible for finding communities of interest for ITVS documentaries which aired on KUED and conducting screenings, panel discussions, and generally expanding
the impact of these films. During Sundance she did similar work on documentaries for Chicken and Egg, Working Films and Sandi Dubowski (Good Pitch). She also taught
Advanced Community Organizing at Westminster College in the Masters in Community Leadership Program for two years as an adjunct professor. Jill is a founding member
of the Park City Women's Giving Fund as well as the Utah Women's Giving Circle and is a member of the Utah Women's Forum. She has also served on the boards of Adopt-a-Native-Elder,
Planned Parenthood of Utah, ACLU of Utah, National ACLU, and is a founding member of HEAL Utah. In addition she was appointed to the initial Park City Civilian Review Board.