Jess was born and raised in Northern Idaho, where she came to know the Lord largely because of her mother and her grandmothers’ faith in Jesus. From a very young age she knew and cherished God’s love in her heart and felt the call to follow Christ was very important. As a young adult, Jess trusted God, and made the solo move for college (OSU) and hasn’t left Oregon ever since. (Although she has graduated from college since then!) Jess loves the way kids think through problems and get lost in the smallest details. She has a big heart for keeping people safe and having a ton of fun too. If you don’t find her at work or playing with the little ones, you might find her reading a book (on a good day), baking, running with a friend, or frolicking in a mountain meadow (on a really good day).