Jennifer and Tom Werbe are 15-year residents of Woodside, CA. Prior to building their home in Woodside, they resided in Hillsborough, CA.
Jennifer was born and raised in the Los Angeles area and is a graduate of USC Film School. In addition, she holds a degree from the UCLA School of Interior Architecture and Design.
She began her career as a writer for several hit TV sitcoms, most notably, The Facts of Life, Different Strokes, and Charles in Charge. Jennifer was given Special Recognition by the Writer’s Guild for a Different Strokes episode guest starring, then First Lady, Nancy Reagan. The episode promoted Mrs. Reagan’s “Just Say No” campaign against drugs, peer pressure and bullying. The episode was used as a teaching tool in schools around the country for several years.
In 1982, Jennifer returned to school at UCLA to follow her passion for Architecture and Interior Design. Upon graduation, she was recruited by the Walt Disney Company to create the interior architecture and design for Disney’s first Flagship hotel in Orlando Florida, The Grand Floridian Beach Resort. Her career with Disney spanned almost two decades and included the interiors for 8-plus hotels, including The Disneyland Hotel, Anaheim, The Wilderness Lodge, Orlando, and L’Hotel Disney at EuroDisney outside of Paris, France.
Jennifer was invited back to UCLA as a guest teacher for the Design School where she taught a varied curriculum that included Design Skills and Presentations, and Design Marketing Techniques.
Jennifer and Tom were married in 1996 and Jennifer relocated from Southern California to the Bay Area. She continued as a consultant for Disney and became the “In-House” Interior Designer for The San Francisco Hilton.
Throughout her career, Jennifer has always given back to her community as a volunteer. In 2001 she was recruited to join the Architectural Design and Review Board for the Town of Hillsborough. Jennifer served as a Board Member for 8-years, and as its Chairman for two years. During her tenure in Hillsborough, she was instrumental in rewriting the Town’s Design Guidelines, as well as its General Plan.
Since becoming a Resident of Woodside she has continued to volunteer in the local horse community in the field of Equine Therapy.
If you really knew me, you would know…
- I was teased relentlessly as a kid and into my adult years for being short and having a crooked smile.
- I was always the last one picked to be on any of my school’s sports teams, so I made a point of excelling at solo sports and became a nationally ranked gymnast.
- I adore animals and have rescued/adopted many dogs and cats.
- I believe Challenge Day will slowly, but surely change the world for the better!