Staff Spotlight: Tommi Jones Wednesday, May 11, 2022
I was born in Salt Lake City Utah and have lived in the states of Utah, Washington, California, Arizona, Indiana and Nebraska, I moved to Lincoln 36 1/2 years ago with my husband and our oldest daughter. I am married to Dr. Steve Jones and we have 4 children with 3 significant others and 2 grandchildren.
I got my Bachelor's degree after attending the University of Utah and the University of Arizona. Before moving to Lincoln I worked as a Research Manager at Purdue University in Swine Nutrition. It is still my favorite job I've had, as I got to see projects start and move through the Farm and then into the Lab phases. I still live in the house we bought 35 years ago with Steve, the Temple of Doom Crew (German Shorthair Pointers Indy, Shorty and Willie) and the occasional foster dog.
What is your position in the department?
Research Laboratory Manager.
How long have you worked in the department?
27 years (5 with Poutry Nutrition Research and 22 as a Research Lab Manager).
What do you enjoying outside of work?
When not at work I enjoy volunteer work with my church, CASA, Scouts and the Great Plains Pointer Rescue where I am the Transport Coordinator. I also enjoy camping, sewing, reading and spending time with my family. One of my favorite activities is traveling and visiting National Parks and Monuments.
What is something most people don't know about you?
I am a Court Appointed Special Advocate for children who end up in the family court system.