Jackie Perkins is a native Mainer, who recently moved back to Maine after spending 25 years in Arizona. She earned a BA in Art Education and a BFA in Studio Art at the University of Maine. While in Arizona she worked at the Hozhoni Foundation in Flagstaff, Arizona, which is a non-profit agency that provides therapeutic outlets for its clients with developmental, physical and mental disabilities. As the Adjunct Therapist and Activities Director for 20 years and the Day Program Director for her last two years, she provided resources and opportunities for travel, arts and education for a demographic of individuals that have been historically under-represented in the mainstream world. She facilitated events, exhibitions, and classes for education, sport competitions and interaction within the community to heighten awareness and understanding of people with disabilities. Jackie and the clients at Hozhoni worked with museums, galleries, universities, advocacy groups and coalitions through shows, exhibitions, tours and joint endeavors. The Hozhoni Art Gallery and studios featured the Hozhoni Artists in mediums including textiles, pottery and paint. The Hozhoni Artists also traveled to programs in the community to teach their artistic skills to other individuals with disabilities. Jackie has joined H.O.M.E. as the Craft Activities Coordinator with a passion for assisting others to release their creativity with a background of teaching and facilitating activities driven by the artistic spirit. She has produced and taught pottery, mosaics and stained glass in the art studios and is looking forward to many years of service here at H.O.M.E.