Jessie was born and raised in Fayetteville, NC. She is an Elon University alum, a North Carolina debutante and a former Late Show with David Letterman intern.
Prior to Brand Fuel, Jessie worked at Kate Spade’s Fifth Avenue flagship. There, she learned the value of great customer service and developed into one of the company’s top salespeople. Selling promotional products may be different than selling designer purses, but her commitment to customer service hasn’t changed. She’s also extremely detail oriented and a bit of a perfectionist.
Jessie lives in Raleigh, NC. Her hobbies include baking, amateur mixology and taking too many pictures of her cat, Charlie Walter.
Causes: Everytown for Gun Safety, cancer research
Favorite Sports Team: UNC Tar Heels, Carolina Panthers
Pet Peeves: Raisins in bread pudding; when they adapt novels into movies and put the movie poster on the paperback cover
Favorite Quote: “Some people say, ‘Never let them see you cry.’ I say, if you’re so mad you could just cry, then cry. It terrifies everyone.” – Tina Fey
Favorite promotional product and why: Nothing beats a high quality t-shirt with a really cool design.
Childhood Hero: Princess Leia
Music: Ben Folds, St. Vincent, Lady Gaga, Florence + the Machine, Janelle Monae, Alabama Shakes, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Santigold, Jenny Lewis
What I want to be when I grow up: Princess Leia
What I do when no one is looking: Follow every single cute cat I see on Instagram
Favorite Book: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon; Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman; Oryx & Crake by Margaret Atwood
Favorite Artist: Vincent van Gogh, Maude Gatewood, Georgia O’Keeffe
Favorite Song: “Turn Into” by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs
My Superpower: Baking, and then not eating everything immediately
Your dinner guest choice (dead or alive): Tina Fey, Neil Gaiman, Margaret Atwood, David Letterman, Kurt Vonnegut
Celebrity Crush: Ryan Reynolds