From Pearl River, Louisiana, Jillie graduated from Louisiana Tech University.  Jillie has served as the Scenic Charge Artist for the Clarence Brown Theatre since 2008 and became an Artist-in-Residence on the Theatre Department’s Faculty in 2011 teaching Scene Painting to both graduate and undergraduate students. Previously the Scenic Charge for Birmingham Children’s Theatre, Jillie has also worked as a freelance scenic artist for such companies as the Alabama Ballet, Arkansas Repertory Theatre, and Riverside Theatre among others.  When not painting for theatre, Jillie occasionally works as a decorative artist and pursues her personal art.