age: 37 | Small Business Owner | Big 5 Investments, LLC dba Jackson Hewitt Tax Service
Helping families through what is sometimes the biggest financial undertaking of their year, preparing their tax return, is very satisfying for Morgan Jerry. “Helping people is what really matters,” she said. “Being in a position to help people through unknown and sometimes difficult situations is a blessing!”
After Morgan’s brother, Nathaniel, began calling around asking about business opportunities within Jackson Hewitt Tax Service, he and Morgan and her twin sister, Brooke, formed Big 5 Investments, LLC (a great play on words for their family of five and the Big 5 Game in Africa). Their business provides income tax preparation, business services (from payroll and quarterly reports to full bookkeeping services), and business consulting and advisory services. Even though working with family is sometimes hard and stressful, Morgan is so proud that she gets to work in this Christian family business. She feels very strongly that their business is a success because of their family putting God first in their lives and living out their Christianity in all that they do ... work included!
Best advice you’ve ever received:
“I HAD A COACH IN HIGH SCHOOL, AND HE ALWAYS SAID, ‘I DON’T WANT EXCUSES! I WANT RESULTS!’” —ROGER HOOTEN, MORGAN’S FATHER
In describing her greatest personal achievement, Morgan explained, “I have been greatly blessed by God in my personal life. He gave me a loving Christian family to raise me and now a devoted Christian husband, Corey, who puts God first and two healthy little boys, Cage and Colt, who are 7-year- old twins! Through God’s grace, my greatest personal accomplishment has to be my three boys. Yes, I know one is my husband, but let’s face it, they are all boys!”
An avid volunteer who caught the “volunteer bug,” Morgan enjoys giving of her time to assist numerous local organizations. She works with the Public Relations committee for the Texarkana Race for the Cure®, the Parents’ Club of St. James Day School, the Dine on the Line annual event, Junior League of Texarkana, St. James Day School board of directors, and is currently a board member of the Independent Association of Jackson Hewitt Franchisees.
In 10 years, Morgan hopes to be still working at her desk just like she is today. “I will be bit older; I will have older children, but I plan to be me!,” she said. “The only change I desire is growth ... and not in my waistline! I want to grow as a wife, as a mom, as a volunteer, as a leader, and most importantly, as a Christian!”
Name something about you that very few people know:
“I have been hunting on four continents ... my favorite was taking over 1,000 birds in one day in Argentina. Big game hunting is a part of conservation and a passion of mine!” ￼