“I’m a dreamer and a doer. I dream about a world where young people are making the impossible possible. I then put together an action plan, bring together a power team and go about the business of making it happen!”
President & Founder
On any given day between business meetings, you’ll find Jodi Sparks-Jackson cleaning up a neighborhood playground or organizing a food drive. Whether on her own or as part of a group, the businesswoman, philanthropist and head of The M.A.D. Girls, Inc. is an example of everyday volunteerism.
Through a variety of personal and professional life experiences, Jodi developed a network of multi-industry connections that lead to her success in a number of endeavors – all which have been near and dear to her heart. At the peak of the real estate boom in Arizona she thrived as a profitable real estate broker, winning high sales awards from Keller Williams Realty. She was also a successful owner and manager of a one-of-a-kind gift shop in the historic district of Glendale, Arizona. As a ground-floor investor in several companies, she continues to look for new investment opportunities. She most recently launched her own website, Jodi Jax, a hub for “everything Jodi.” Her varied background provides the perfect foundation for The M.A.D. Girls, Inc.
In addition to her business adventures, Jodi is actively involved with her “kiddos” and grandchild. She was instrumental in her daughter Jordin’s success, as the 2007’s American Idol winner. As owner of One Two Punch, management/consulting company and licensed real estate agent of over 12 years, Jodi loves being “Mommy and JJ” the most. She is also excited about her her son, Phillippi Jr. (aka PJ) and his entrepreneurial endeavors after graduating summa cum laude from Arizona Christian University.
The idea for The M.A.D. Girls came out of Jodi’s desire to elevate her volunteerism and charitable giving efforts. Having always been involved in charitable causes, Jodi saw The M.A.D. Girls as an opportunity to involve more people and address more issues that impact youth and young adults. Partnering with her close friend and business partner Nichet Smith in 2009, Jodi founded The M.A.D. Girls, Inc. which continues to rapidly expand its reach and impact.
Jodi is proud to have found her formula for success: find something you enjoy, learn as much about that subject as possible, and pursue goals with single-minded enthusiasm.
Jodi resides in Houston, Texas with her husband James and rambunctious furry family members Jaxon, Bentley, and Maggie.