A bit about Jenn and how she came to the high desert
Jenn originally came to Chickasaw as a short term renter to decompress from a busy career as a freelance photojournalist covering the South Texas border region for national newspapers and magazines. After one day visiting the Park and meeting pioneering locals the previous year, she was inspired to take a two month hiatus in Joshua Tree as a transition between her life in San Antonio and future in Los Angeles. This deep solo immersion in the desert led her to prioritize a heart centered life of wildness, soul sovereignty, creativity, and service over the familiar achievement oriented path.
Jenn purchased Chickasaw from local artist Diane Best in the spring of 2015, and updated it to reflect her aesthetic and values. Jenn is dedicated to elevating human consciousness and Mother Earth by serving as a clear channel of light and beauty for all she comes in contact with. Jenn shares her sacred space for others to experience the magic of the high desert, and callaborates with other healers and artists to inspire and elevate. She now splits her time between Joshua Tree and Venice, CA, and the great wide open where she teaches kundalini yoga and amplifies the message of innovators, healers, creatives, and non profits with intuitive visual storytelling and design. Learn more about her work at www.jennwnhitney.com
Oakley the rescue goldendoodle accompanied Jenn on many cross country adventures that eventually led her to discover and fall in love with the Chickasaw Homestead. He ran free on the land chasing coyotes, jackrabbits, squirrels and birds until he crossed over the rainbow bridge in August 2017. Oakley was a wise teacher and vigilant protector and taught Jenn many life lessons that inspired her to prioritize the simple joys of wildness and freedom above all else. His spirit endures in the legacy of dog friendliness at Chickasaw and the bottomless treat jar atop the refrigerator.