Nimble Fingers became a reality on March 9, 1987. Once both her children were in grammar school, Jackie Rutberg began substitute teaching. When the teachers found out that she typed (yes, back then it was on a typewriter!), she began preparing their Masters theses. She had so much business that a decision had to be made: typing or substituting. After much family discussion, Nimble Fingers was born!
Graduating with a B.S. in Home Economics from Montclair State University, Jackie began teaching full-time in nearby East Orange, New Jersey. Accepting an invitation from the University to join their Housing Department, Jackie and her husband moved on campus where she managed the (at the time) largest residence hall. This was the only facility open year-round, so the fun never ended -- and their first child had plenty of available babysitters!
After relocating to Atlantic Highlands, Jackie became active in the community, especially through her children's schools. When typing first began to give way to word processing, Jackie adapted and switched to computers. She mastered the complex computer coding for publishing houses (in the days before WordPerfect and Microsoft Word).
Due to the success of Nimble Fingers, Jackie was profiled in the Star-Ledger's "Business on the Run" (3/21/01).
Today, she continues her tradition of community involvement. She is an active member of the Monmouth Chapter of the New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners and the Eastern Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce. Jackie has been awarded NJAWBO - Monmouth Chapter's coveted Teal Heart and was named their 2002 Unsung Hero. She is also a volunteer for the Deborah Heart & Lung Center.
Her teaching, community activities, and early business experiences taught her the principle that guides Nimble Fingers today: each client's work is special, and must be tailored to fit the need.