Jesse got bit by the hiking bug while living in San Bernardino County, where she spent weekends peakbagging in the San Gorgonio, San Gabriel, and San Jacinto mountains. She moved to the Bay Area in 2014 and has volunteered for trail work days with Sonoma County Trails Council for more than five years. For Jesse, trail work days are an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, meet people, and make a difference for the community. Aside from hiking and the outdoors, Jesse is passionate about promoting the health and wellbeing of North Bay residents, especially those who are socially and economically disadvantaged.
Jesse is excited to connect her dual passions as a Board Member of Redwood Trails Alliance, and looks forward to pushing for equity in access and enjoyment of trails by all users.