Jessica joins the STUDIO 4Forty family on the heels of over 15 years of nonprofit experience. Having just departed the League of Dreams in Bakersfield, CA as their Executive Director, she is ready to take the next step in her career to support nonprofits all over North America! Jessica has a passion for innovation, creativity, and compassion, a must when leading an organization for athletes with disabilities that are ready to play. With experience building a nonprofit from the ground up, Jessica is well-versed in donor cultivation and stewardship, fundraising, volunteer recruitment and management, public relations, and more. She was named the 34th Assembly District of California Woman of the Year in 2017 and a Top 20 under 40 to Watch in Bakersfield in 2019. She has served as a board member for several nonprofits, including currently serving with the League of Dreams and Idaho Period Project, and is a member of the Junior League of Bakersfield.
Jessica now resides in Rigby, Idaho with her husband, daughter, and their mini farm. They love the outdoors, including hiking, camping, fishing, gardening, sports, and entertaining family and friends. You can usually find Jessica in the garden (when it’s not snowing) or in the kitchen making a mean loaf of sourdough bread!