Jess was born and raised in Michigan where she was an avid athlete and played volleyball at Wayne State University. After relocating to the Bonita Springs Area in 2004, she began working at Palmira Golf Club in Bonita Springs as an administrative assistant. She was quickly promoted to accounts receivable where she remained for many years. In 2010, she was hired to join the marketing team at Gulfcoast Foot and Ankle where one of the main projects she handled was the 2011 Student Scholar Athlete Scholarship, which gave six $2,500 scholarships to the 2011 Collier County Public Schools graduating class.
In her free time, Jess enjoys watching her husband coach their 2 sons. When baseball season is over, she can be found on the football field where she volunteers as a team mom for the Estero Mustangs.