Jean Jackman is a storyteller in the oral tradition, a writer, producer, environmental and social justice activist. She writes the nature column, "At the Pond" for the Davis Enterprise. She is the author of Down Home Tales of Davis a history of Davis integrating the oral history of long time Davis residents and pioneer descendants. She is the co-producer for Davis Performers Circle which meets the 4th Monday of each month except December at Village Homes with sign up performers followed by a featured performer concert.