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At the age of 16, Jennifer began her post-secondary studies at Laurentian University, becoming their youngest student ever at that time. After completing her 4 year Bachelor of Psychology degree in only three years, she turned her attention to her dog-sled hobby.

Jennifer became the youngest ever recipient of a $50,000 start-up loan from FedNor (A Canadian government loan program). This allowed her to open up M.U.S.H.E.R.S. Dog-Sled Tours (Making Unique Siberian Husky Experiences Running Sleds). The 5 year goals of 80% occupancy were achieved in year two. By year three her occupancy rate had exceeded 100% and she had a one year wait list for tours. This wait list continued until she sold the business.

M.U.S.H.E.R.S. Dog-Sled Tours was ranked in the top ten things to do in the Sudbury region 5 years straight by Sudbury Tourism, with the last 3 years being the number one winter activity. Satisfaction surveys were over 99% positive, with only having 2 complaints in 5 years.

The heavy physical demands of dog-sledding had the unfortunate side-effects of triggering complications from her horse accident years earlier. With a heavy heart, Jennifer sold the business in 2014.

In 2013, Jennifer spent her summer working road construction, where she met her now husband, Denis.

After leaving MUSHERS in 2014, Jennifer worked in a private school where she quickly rose to become the principal, a title which she held until leaving her position to have her daughter late 2016.

In September 2016, Jennifer and Denis celebrated the birth of their beautiful daughter, Annabelle.

After many years of improving her lifestyle to be more health-focused, Jennifer decided it was time to make it official and be able to help others. While staying at home and raising her infant daughter, she studied different aspects of nutrition under the School of Natural Health Sciences and earned herself seven diplomas in health and nutrition. Her new business, Healthy Living With Jenn, helps people with nutrition and lifestyle choices to obtain better health, and a happier life.

Credentials

Degree - Bachelor of Arts Psychology, Laurentian University

B.A.Psychology Degree

Diploma - Advanced Nutrition, The School of Natural Health Sciences

Advanced Nutrition Diploma

Diploma - Child & Adolescent Nutrition, The School of Natural Health Sciences

Child & Adolescent Nutrition Diploma

Diploma - Ethical & Sustainable Eating, The School of Natural Health Sciences

Ethical & Sustainable Eating Diploma

Diploma - Exercise for Health & Wellness, The School of Natural Health Sciences

Exercise for Health & Wellness Diploma

Diploma - Holistic Nutrition, The School of Natural Health Sciences

Holistic Nutrition Diploma

Diploma - Nutrition for Age 50 Plus, The School of Natural Health Sciences

Nutrition for Age 50 Plus Diploma

Diploma - Vegetarian & Vegan Nutrition, The School of Natural Health Sciences

Vegetarian & Vegan Nutrition Diploma

 

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In The News

2006-06-15 Bear Article, Sudbury Star

Bear Article, Sudbury Star

2010-05-08 M.U.S.H.E.R.S. on CBC Radio

Marcus Schwabe hosts a morning show CBC Radio and had a section each week on young entrepeneurs. Jennifer's season had ended so they delayed her interview until the following winter. At that time, he had cancelled his young entrepeneur section. However he was so impressed with Jennifer that he interviewed her for a special on his morning show.

2010-06-09 Students to learn about sled dogs

Students to learn about sled dogs, Sudbury.com

The original article can be seen here: https://www.sudbury.com/lifestyle/students-to-learn-about-sled-dogs-229196

2010-06-16 Sudbury News - Husky sled dogs up close and personal

Sudbury - Students from Chelmsford Public School got an up close look at Siberian Husky sled dogs when Jennifer Crawford, owner of M.U.S.H.E.R.S., brought Kaila and Greenie - two members of her sled dog team.

2010-11-01 A Dogs' Life, Sudbury Living Magazine

A Dogs' Life, Sudbury Living Magazine

The original article can be seen here: http://www.sudburylivingmagazine.com/2010/11/01/a-dogs-life.html

2011-02-21 Go to northern Ontario, Canada to experience the world of ice and snow (translated from Chinese)

Go to northern Ontario, Canada to experience the world of ice and snow

The original article can be seen (in Chinese) here: http://www.chinanews.com/hr/2011/02-21/2857403.shtml

2011-02-23 Get your tail on a trail!

Get your tail on a trail!, Sudbury.com

The original article can be seen here: https://www.sudbury.com/sports/get-your-tail-on-a-trail-233171

2011-03-13 M.U.S.H.E.R.S. on Wow TV

Here is a video produced by WowTV, an Chinese TV network in Toronto. In it they interview Jennifer about MUSHERS. The quality of the video is not great, as the person who recorded it and posted in to Youtube did not do a great job. The hosts spoke in Chinese, and interpreted Jennifer's dialogue.

2019-03 Meet The Jodouins - Adopting Healthy Change in Springwater, Springwater Neighbours

Jodouins - Adopting Healthy Change in Springwater, Springwater Neighbours
Jodouins - Adopting Healthy Change in Springwater, Springwater Neighbours
Jodouins - Adopting Healthy Change in Springwater, Springwater Neighbours
Jodouins - Adopting Healthy Change in Springwater, Springwater Neighbours
Jodouins - Adopting Healthy Change in Springwater, Springwater Neighbours

 

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