Jen Sones serves as an independent journalist with Helotes News. She holds a communications degree from a liberal arts college in Indiana and was a managing editor of a trade publication in Washington, DC. While stationed in Hawaii with her active-duty husband, she served as a senior account representative at an advertising/public relations agency in Honolulu. Later she stepped away from her career to focus on frequent military moves and homeschool for their four children. Jen and her family now call Helotes home after her husband retired from 28 years on active duty. Currently she serves as place two on Helotes City Council.