Jackie is a 1997 graduate of Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn High School, a Simpson College 2001 graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and in 2004 earned a Master of Occupational Therapy from the University of Kansas Medical Center in 2004. She is currently employed at Aegis Therapies.
Kory is a 1997 graduate of Washington High School and earned his Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Studies from Iowa State University. He is self-employed.
The parents of the couple are Larry and Mary Pigott of Meriden and Tom and Shelly Mortenson of Cherokee.