Distinguished Alumni

2005 – Jackie Headley

1973 BA Art
Current Position: President and Founder, Woof & Poof; Owner, Made in Chico

Jackie HeadleyJackie Headley began her career as an entrepreneur at the ripe old age of 12 when she sold her handmade papier-mâché earrings. Following graduation, she spent a year teaching at a bilingual school in Mazatlan, Mexico. She returned to Chico and founded Woof & Poof Pillows in her home. Starting in 1975, with just six pillow designs, Woof & Poof now adds 120 new designs per year to their product assortment. In addition to her work, Headley also serves on the City of Chico Architectural Review Board, the Chico Heritage Board, and the Chico General Plan Task Force. She has been named the Soroptomist Business Woman of the Year.