Jessica grew up in Oklahoma, where she developed a serious love of red dirt and football. She has spent more than 25 years working with nonprofits of all sizes and scope to engage underserved or underrepresented people. Using her knowledge of staff/organizational development, fundraising, board engagement, and strategic planning, she aspires to create lasting positive changes in the community. Jessica enjoys creating connections through her community involvement, including being the past president of the Columbia Chamber of Commerce - Women's Network and a charter member and president of the Columbia Evening Rotary Club. Jessica's personal vision is to bring people together in welcoming spaces where people can achieve THEIR goals, not the ones society, friends, or family impose on them.