About Me

My “bio” goes like…

Jennifer Hilger graduated from Oklahoma City University, where she was selected as “Outstanding Student in Music Education” for the class of 2007. For seven years, Jennifer was the co-director of bands in Purcell, OK. In 2012, she was selected at the Purcell Public Schools District Teacher of the Year. Jennifer joined the staff of Oklahoma Arts Institute in 2014 as the Director of Outreach and Music Coordinator. She enjoys traveling the state to tell high school students and educators about the life changing opportunities with OAI’s summer and fall programs. Jennifer married her husband, David, earlier this year at Walt Disney World. They ran the “Dopey Challenge” for their honeymoon – 48.6 magical miles together! Jennifer lives in Norman with her husband, David, their cat, ZaZu, and their two dachshunds, Leia and Padmé.

The “extras” you might find interesting…

I started running in 2010, during Spring Break. I decided to start the couch-to-5k running program so that by summer band, I would be ready to run a few laps around the school with my students. After being encouraged to sign-up for my first 5k, I was forever hooked. I have finished 10 full marathons, and 15 half marathons. (I’m a “double agent” – both a Half Fanatic and a Marathon Maniac!) I ran 30 miles on my 30th birthday, with the help of incredible friends! I run for the Red Coyote Running & Fitness Racing Team and have served as a training coach for the 5k, 10k, and half/full marathon training programs. I enjoy achieving my own goals, but helping others reach goals they never thought possible is far more rewarding.

One thought on “About Me

  1. Kelly Barbour-Conerty September 27, 2015 / 9:48 am

    Another Okie girl, here!!! Go Pokes!!!
    I also started running with the couch to 5k program – for me in 2011. Now here we both are training for NYC!!!!


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