Jackie Emkes grew up in Bolingbrook, Ill. and moved to Champaign in 2010 to further her management career. While in Champaign, she met and married her husband, Brian Emkes, and they now have a son and daughter. With her marriage, Jackie also took a step away from city living and learned to enjoy the great life of farming. She and Brian have lived in the Gifford for six years.
With Jackie’s years in management and her customer service experience, she decided to make the move into mortgage lending, joining INB in 2020 as a mortgage loan assistant. Following a natural progression, she became a full-fledge mortgage lender in 2021.
Outside of the office, Jackie and her husband enjoy T-ball with their son, crafting with their daughter, playing outside with their dog, and riding around in the gator. Weekends are spent with their nieces and nephews enjoying the outdoors by either hiking or tubing.
Jackie’s passion is to help people young and old. “I enjoy working with people and most enjoy it when I have one-on-one interaction with others. I like doing work that has the potential to make a difference in someone’s life.”