Jesse grew up on a working ranch in a rural area outside of Dallas, Texas, where he learned to hunt, fish and hike. Taking such an active outdoor lifestyle as a young adult, he developed a love of the environment and conservation. Jesse later moved to Nevada to attend the University of Nevada, Reno to pursue a degree in History. Here, he further nurtured his love for the outdoors as a member of the University of Nevada, Reno’s Ski & Winter Sports Team, and after a few seasons as a wildland firefighter, he received the opportunity to serve his community at Nevada Outdoor School. He enjoys hunting, hiking, camping, and, during the winter months, skiing.