Jill has spent the past 21 years working with the general public and in local communities, first as an insurance sales executive and then as director of a non-profit. As a top sales executive for Bancsure Brokerage Firm for 12 years Ms. Shively refined her natural talent for working with the general public. She then studied law at the Northrop University School of Law in order to assist mostly urban American Indian communities in the areas of adoption, domestic violence and other legal issues. She eventually started her own nonprofit, the American Indian Legal Assistance Program, where she served as the Executive Director for 9 years. Ms. Shively also holds a BA degree in Business Administration from CSULA.