Jonelle was raised in the Kamas Valley, graduating from South Summit High School. She then received a bachelor’s degree from Weber State University. Jonelle is married to Rowdy Fitzgerald and they have 3 children. Rowdy is a cattle rancher and the Fitzgerald family treasures their time working together, taking care of the animals, the land and the family business. Rowdy and Jonelle served as regional representatives for Utah’s Young Farmers and Ranchers, and had opportunities during that time to promote agriculture in the state and to address Utah’s legislature and congressional leadership with agriculture issues.
Jonelle enjoys sports and participated in volleyball, basketball and softball, afterwards coaching these sports at high school and youth levels. She has served in community leadership positions including the Summit County Board of Health, community special service district board, and multiple church leadership positions.
Jonelle began her career working in public health as a health educator at the Wasatch County Health Department in 1998. She has had the opportunity to work with the community, schools, and municipalities in Wasatch County as well as health officials across the state for over 20 years. After her first 2 children graduated high school and moved on to college, she went back to receive a Master’s degree in Public Administration. She is currently the Health Promotion Director at the Wasatch County Health Department and feels incredibly blessing to work with and for the incredible people in the Heber Valley.