Jeanne Sickel became involved with New Beginnings as a volunteer and employee beginning in the late 90’s. She is also a survivor of domestic violence and former New Beginnings participant. Jeanne is dedicated to the mission of ending domestic violence and creating community awareness. She has worked as a mortgage lender for the last 13 years—most recently with HomeStreet Bank—and grew up in a real estate/builder family. Jeanne currently lives with her wife and dog in West Seattle and has been building a backyard cottage. Hobbies include doing puzzles, traveling and home improvement projects. Jeanne has also played soccer for the last 20 years and believes that she really should be much better at it than she actually is!