Jaime grew up in the southeastern corner of Malheur County on a small family ranch. She went to a one room schoolhouse, having to travel one hundred miles to get to high school (each way).
Jaime left Oregon to pursue a degree in chemistry. Higher education took her to New England where she worked in biotechnology and ultimately became an artisanal cheesemaker.
After two decades, missing family and wide open spaces, she returned to work with her parents and run the family ranch.