Jody was born and raised in Nashua NH. He attended Bishop Guertin High School and S.U.N.Y College of Environmental Science & Forestry with a BS Degree in City Planning and Public Administration. He attended Hixson's School of Floral Design in Lakewood, OH. Additional certifications are FTD Master Designer and NH Certified Master Floral Designer. Additional floral experience is working at Greenworks Floral Company in Washington DC and also The White House in Washington DC. He is a Past President of Nashua Rotary, a past Board Member of the Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce and Front Door Agency. He has won 2014 Salvation Army Citizen of the Year, Heart of your City" from Citizens Bank and WMUR in 2012, and was Rotarian of the Year in 2009 and Greater Nashua Small Business of the year 2009.