Jacque Mielke was born in 1936 in San Jose, CA. In 1957 after graduating from San Jose State College with a teaching degree/art minor, she taught 5th grade in Campbell for a few years then in 1959 went to Germany with the Armed Forces and taught in Geissen. She met Don, an NY State veterinarian/soldier there and they married in 1963. They had two children, Carl, in 1965 and Jennifer, in 1966.
They lived in Tahoe City for 20 years. Don had a veterinary clinic there, and Jacque had an arts and crafts retail store called Ideas Unlimited where she taught photography and stained glass classes.
In 1985 they moved to Sonoma County, and after "creating, running, and selling" the Gravenstein Inn in Graton, they moved in 1994 to Pond Hollow in Sebastopol. Jacque enjoyed being a member of AWS and The Sebastopol Center for the Arts where her work has appeared in their exhibits. She also supported Art for Life and has been featured on their auction booklet cover.
Jacque has enjoyed being involved with Science of Mind since the 1950s and this Center since 1985.