I was born and grew up in Schaffhausen, a pleasant medieval city on the river Rhine, near the border to Germany. I trained in a small real estate office and went to commercial school and moved to Zurich in my early twenties. I met David in 1993 and we got married in 1995. Our first son Seán was born in 1995 followed by his brother Áedán in 1997, only fifteen months later.
After busy years of motherhood and part-time work in arts administration, I decided to study Social Work at ZHAW (Zürcher Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften – Zurich University for Applied Sciences) and got my Bachelor Degree in 2017. The same year I started working for the Design Department at ZHdK (Zürcher Hochschule der Künste – Zurich University of the Arts) – initially as the Assistant of the Head of the Design Department, and since 2019 as its Chief of Staff.
Our young men are now grown up, independent and enjoying their own things in life. David and I enjoy having more time as a couple again. We have been married for and are still very happy together with many common interests and a lot of understanding for each other’s “issues”. Living in the town of Zurich makes it easy to go out to concerts, the cinema and the theatre. Having an open house is important for us – we love having guests, enjoying a good meal and a glass of wine (and whisky) and good conversations.
The rest of my spare time is filled viola da gamba lessons, occasional choir singing and voluntary work.
About Jacqueline's name...
Jacqueline: feminine form of Jacques, commonly used in the English-speaking world. Jacques is the French form of Jacob, itself from the Latin Jacobus, which was from the Greek Iakobos, which was from the Hebrew name Ya'aqov which meant "holder of the heel" or "supplanter". The biblical Jacob (later called Israel) was born holding his twin brother Esau's heel. He was the son of Isaac and Rebecca and the father of the twelve founders of the twelve tribes of Israel
Imhof: German, "in the courtyard". A widely spread family name in the cantons Bern, Argovie, Basle, Lucerne, Schaffhausen, Unterwalden, Uri and Valais
Christie: a Scottish name: diminutive form of the first name Christian (meaning 'follower of Christ') and possibly also of Christopher (meaning 'Christ carrier). The Christie name eventually grew into popular use as a surname in Scotland. A sept of Clan Farquharson