Jessie grew up exploring the Colorado Rocky Mountains; on foot, cross-country skis and mountain bike. At the age of three, she discovered her love of creative movement and dance and has not stopped moving since. Early on though, she experienced some recurring, over-use injuries and physical therapy was the “go-to” solution for rehabilitation, and balanced strength training to prevent future injuries. This experience peaked Jessie’s curiosity of “how the body works” and was the impetus for pursuing a PT education.
She moved to Eugene and graduated from the University of Oregon in 2005 with degrees in Human Physiology and Dance Kinesiology. Jessie then pursued her passions; continuing as a principal dancer in the U of O Dance Africa company, serving as the Assistant to the Executive Director of the International Association of Dance Medicine & Science (IADMS) and Conference Coordinator for eight conferences both abroad and within the states, and working in an out-patient physical therapy clinic.
Jessie soon realized how the Pilates method complimented all aspects of her life, from daily activities to sport-specific movements. Pilates has been a staple in Jessie’s life whether traveling or at home due to its versatility, accessibility and dynamic movement principles. Immediately after completing the rigorous Stott Certification Program, Jessie started changing people’s pains into movement gains; helping her clients’ return to the life they aspire to.
Collaborating with like-minded professionals in a physical therapy setting was the ideal environment. To complement this dynamic, Jessie became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist; providing a holistic approach to treatment, movement, and goal achievement.
In Jessie’s free time, she can be found frolicking with her children; splashing in waves, traversing mountains, sliding down snow-covered slopes, dancing in her kitchen, or snuggled up reading books.