Meet Jill Reynolds of Lofty Vanilla.

I grew up in Northern Ireland, and my immediate family all lives there and the UK.  I have a hybrid accent after years of moving around since graduation.  I studied Fashion Marketing at Northumbria University, Newcastle Upon Tyne.  I love Scandinavian children’s clothing brands.  I’m a former competitive bikini bodybuilder athlete and gained my Pro Card before hanging up my sparkly bikini.  I still teach posing for the sport and have worked as a personal trainer. I will put together a mean group fitness class!

I have jumped out of a plane and will absolutely do it again and again…. I love proper pubs with nooks and crannies and open fires…good company, laughs. I get drunk on tea and giggles.

I love stinky foods and have been known to put anchovies and olives and brussel sprouts on the same pizza.

I met my husband in Ohio when we worked for the same company. We moved to Minneapolis for his job with Red Wing Shoes.

I have two fur babies; Astrid, the rescue dog (Rottweiler terrier mix) and Magnus, the Holland lop (named after my favorite competitive Strongman, Magnus Vermag).

I worked in corporate design for over 12 years and began my freelance business in 2018.

NO MATTER WHERE I GO, IT’S THE NATURE THAT IMPRESSES ME THE MOST.

Jill Reynolds