“Miss Jackie” is owner and President of 4 Ward Industries LLC (the company that brings you 4ever recap). A “country girl” from the start, she’s been brought up to be self-sufficient and full of ingenuity. With the support of her husband, Brandon, it is her mission to constantly reduce her family’s reliance on corporate society. Originating out of financial necessity, her homesteading interest in cloth diapers, homemade laundry detergent, urban gardening, canning and other once forgotten arts have grown into a true passion. In addition to being a stay-at-home mother of two ornery boys (ages 2 and 5 mos.), Jackie also works full-time from her home office as a Reporting Analyst for a major corporate fitness and health management company and is the guiding force behind 4 Ward Industries LLC.
“Mr. B” is Director of Sales & Marketing for 4 Ward Industries LLC. Where his wife Jackie is the “mind,” Brandon is the “mouth.” New to the realm of self-sustainability prior to he and Jackie initially dating 7 years ago during their time at Miami University, he sometimes greets her outside-the-box ideas with a raised eyebrow and trepidation. Nevertheless, he always seems to come around and find the true value in each step toward self-reliance. Now, a true lover of the art of self-preparedness, he strives to continue adopting new ways to help his family grow more and more self-reliant. While also working full-time, Brandon is primarily responsible for website maintenance, social networking and building brand awareness.