Jennie grew up mostly in Billings and attended Billings Central Catholic High school before attending University of St. Mary in Leavenworth, KS, where she obtained a bachelors degree in Criminal Psychology and a minor in Flute. She returned to Montana upon completion of college and began working in the juvenile justice system. In 2009, she began working for the Montana Department of Corrections, Probation and Parole Division as the Institutional Probation and Parole Officer at the Montana Women's Prison. She is currently the Eastern Region Bureau Chief for the Probation and Parole Division. She is married to Loran Hansen and they own a successful general contracting business in Billings.
Jennie has a firm belief in teaching our youth and helping them build their future. Her and her husband are actively involved as coaches in Football, Basketball, Soccer, Baseball and Softball. She is a member of the Billings Area Reentry Task Force, a parish council member at her church and a coordinator for Family Promise in Billings.