What Unites The JJD Team...
We are to use our positions to raise others up through shared wisdom and memorable experiences.
Meet Our Team
Sissel - Design
Sissel has been a professional graphic designer since graduating from Oregon State University in 2001. She has been part of the Jerry Jones Direct team for over 14 years. Her expertise and focus is on small business branding, marketing, print design and packaging. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and four kids. Sissel enjoys photography, traveling, gardening, DIY projects, cooking and treating herself to a warm cafe latte after a long day.
Melody - Design
Having started with Jerry Jones Direct over 14 years ago, if you have a question about Jerry Jones Direct, you can bet Melody has the answer. She’s served in multiple roles at JJD, but spends the majority of her time on graphic design for the JJD magazines and working 1:1 with JJD clients in crafting their monthly newsletters. An avid hiker and lover of the outdoors, Melody has traversed many of the most amazing hiking trails the northwest and southwest have to offer, even completing the infamous John Muir Trail, solo! She’s the proud mother of four amazing kids and grandmother to 349 incredible grandchildren! Melody and her husband, Larry, make Salem their home.
Abbie - Design
Abbie Haynes is a part of the Jerry Jones Direct graphic design team. She has a BS degree from Oregon State University. Prior to JJD she worked for 16 years in fashion design, trend forecasting, factory product development and production. In her free time she enjoys sewing, healthy cooking, the beach, cycling, dinner parties, yoga, pilates, traveling in any form to see the world and spending time with family and friends. Most weekends she and her husband are off on road trips looking for new adventures!
Brandi - Design
Brandi has been with Jerry Jones Direct since Day 1. She has served in a variety of roles from Administrative to Design. With over 20 years at JJD, today Brandi serves JJD Members in the Design department, creating logos for new JJD services, JJD’s practice branding program, layout and print-ready prep of hundreds of marketing pieces each year, and more. She is married to Clay, has two active boys who love the outdoors, teaches yoga and resides in the beautiful Oregon high desert town of Sisters, Oregon.
Lauren - Administrative Assistant
Lauren comes to Jerry Jones Direct with over a decade of high level executive assistant experience in various fields. Lauren is a new addition to JJD but is eager to dive right in and get her feet wet to tackle anything that might come her way! In her free time, Lauren enjoys spending time with her three children and her other half, Greg. Lauren can also be found gardening, reading, hiking and entertaining friends and family.
Brian is the newest member to join the Jerry Jones team. He came to us via the Yellow Page industry where he had worked for several years, helping clients find solutions in Print, Digital, and Social Media.
When Brian isn’t hard at work to ensure your businesses success he enjoys spending time with his wife. They enjoy traveling, going to sporting events, mountain biking, hiking, and enjoying all the beauty that Southern Oregon has to offer.
After moving from Wisconsin to Georgia to Louisiana to Oklahoma with IBM, Jack joined Dr. Bob Willis’ Coaching Program and discovered how much he enjoys working with dentists to help them enjoy the full potential of their practices. Jack and Sandy now live in the Denver area. Jack enjoys hiking, biking and golf in the natural beauty of Colorado. Jack’s three children and grandchildren live in Manhattan, Atlanta and New Albany, Ohio; so travel is also one of Jack’s favorite pastimes. Jack has held a number of positions at Jerry Jones Direct, including COO and is our "original" Member Ambassador.
Kevin has dabbled in numerous different industries over the years from teaching aerobics to senior citizens, to building custom fireplaces, to sales and marketing. The culmination of all of his experiences is a love of working with people, helping them to identify, reach, and exceed their goals. Kevin was born and raised in Oregon and graduated from Pacific University with Jerry, but don’t expect him to spill too many stories of those days… he’s pretty tight-lipped about the good ones. Family and friends mean everything to him. He spends his free time with his wife and two daughters. Most of the time, he can be found on a volleyball court, either playing or coaching (mostly coaching these days).
Van - Member Ambassador
A loving father to 20 year old brat (great kid, just a typical 20 year old.) A student of life, in the never graduating School of "correct as you go". Professionally, on the side, I've dabbled in a number start-up companies as an outbound sales developer. The largest portion of my work has been as a contractor in kitchen renovation, sales and installations. I enjoyed meeting the people and the accolades that came from providing a kitchen they delighted in. Hobbies include meditation, hiking and canoeing. Self development with an aim toward happiness (correct as you go). I enjoy the spirit ,quality, ethics and people that make up the JJD program.
Chris - Member Services
Chris is a Jack-of-all-Trades. He has been an actor, stock broker, educator, construction worker, cook, and a technical writer. Chris' favorite trade by far is being a father. Chris has traveled all over Europe, North America and the Middle East and is his free time loves to read, write and learn. Chris is currently in training to do a 100 mile bike-a-thon for the JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation).
Steve - Accounting
Born and raised in Oregon, Steve still calls Oregon home and loves it here; Steve also still loves discovering new places in Oregon. Steve has been with Jerry Jones Direct since 2005 and would like to think that he laughs at Jerry more than Jerry laughs at him. Steve says “I really like this Nerdy Accountant stuff, it works for me.” Outside of the office, Steve enjoys kayaking the ocean, rivers and white water. Steve also enjoys to hike with the sun coming up.