Jess comes to CR from the dirty streets of Brooklyn, via the calm waterways of Seattle. Her interest in woodworking was sparked from her quest for self-sufficiency and her meandering career path through architecture, landscape architecture, community design/build, public art, growing food, and finally, furniture making. Her goal is to design what she makes and make what she designs, in the mundane as well as the metaphorical sense. To find a balance between the world of ideas and physical forms; to live life with intention and still delight in the unexpected results.
During the Fall semester of 2014, Jess is attending as an exchange student at Capellagården on the Swedish island of Öland.