…hardworking, dependable, dedicated, curious, and avid runner and endurance athlete
…in improving the connections people have with the outdoors, by increasing accessibility to parks and green spaces — Using outdoor recreation as a means to promote environmental stewardship and land conservation. [Essentially, the more people you can get outdoors, the greater the interest will be in land conservation… “conservation through recreation”]
Jess graduated from James Madison University in 2015 with a B.S in Biology and concentration in environmental Biology. Jess began working with CUH in 2016. She is a critical member of the native landscaping team, delivering a tough, steady, and detail-oriented work ethic to the arena of landscape installation and invasive species management. CUH utilizes her skills and experience in trail design, maintenance, GIS, and mapping to create sustainable trails that foster biodiversity education.
Prior to joining the CUH team, Jess worked for the Albemarle County Parks Department as a Trail Technician where she was part of a small team responsible for designing and building new multi-use trails, as well as the maintenance of 70+ miles of current trail.