About Jessie

Jessie is returning for her second year at Hollyrood as a Site Instructor and is looking forward to experiencing the joy and laughter of the school year!

Jessie was born and raised in Portland, and has been involved in caring for children for most of her adult life. When she was a small child, Jessie was diagnosed with Junior Rheumatoid Arthritis. With spending a lot of time in hospitals and in wheelchairs, Jessie has had many surgeries throughout the years including two hip replacements. With so many types of nurses and caretakers that helped her through her struggles, Jessie has learned a lot about compassion and a desire to care for children.

In Jessie’s free time, she volunteers at The Shriner’s Hospital, and is a mom to her 16 year old teenage son, Donnis, who is her life and rock. Her other love is her 4-year old Boxer named Arian. Her family enjoys camping in the peaceful outdoors.


Jessie attended Portland Community College where she specialized in child development.