Jackson learned to ski barefoot from the best, she says - a man named Cooke - "Pronounced Cookie. If you're going to write about my barefooting, he should get the credit. For starters, she begins by grabbing the tow rope while floating on her stomach and pushing to her feet when the boat picks up enough speed. That was the year she began selling condos for a living in Oklahoma, having moved there from her native Texas. Since , she has been prospecting for more customers in Florida.