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Someone You Should Know: Jenni Stevenson

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When Jenni Stevenson, a mother of seven, lost her job as a social worker, she had to find work fast. She took on several different jobs, but nothing was truly making her happy.

"We were sitting out on out front porch and we watched our children go play in the woods and I looked at my husband and thought, 'I have an idea,'" Stevenson said.

She and her husband Troy created Hick's Place. Here, they teach kids the importance of naturally treating animals, fishing and farming.

They take the opportunity to use fun activities, like archery and laser tag, to help teach the importance of gun control in hunting.

"We're not only educating people about Mother Nature and reconnecting each other for a moment by getting rid of the electronics and having fun, but what matters most is the memories that take with them when they leave," Stevenson said.

This idea that turned into a successful business came to the Stevensons when they were at their lowest point. That's her message to others who may be going through the same thing.

"Just because hardships are in front of you, doesn't mean the world is over," she said. "It means you can get through it and you can find another way."

And that's why the Stevensons are Someone You Should Know.

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