Jacky began her Elmer’s career in Boise, Idaho. She started as a hostess and quickly worked her way up into management. In 1990 she moved to Palm Springs as the General Manager. Over time she became Director of Franchise Operations.
In 2008 she and her husband Fred, a longtime resident and retired Palm Springs policeman purchased the Elmer’s Palm Springs restaurant. Together they have built a solid business, having the highest sales increase in the company for the past 5 years. They are the recipients of the Restaurant of Year award in 2011 and 2013.