Jessica has always had a passion for fitness. As a grade school student the primary sport she participated in was figure skating. In a small town skating club she quickly learned the value of perseverance and self-discipline.
As soon as she was allowed she completed the necessary courses and became a Skate Canada certified CanSkate coach, teaching in Hinton for two years and Coaldale for another three years while attending high school and university. She obtained a Bachelors degree in neuroscience from the University of Lethbridge and is excited to be working in her field at DRDC. As an adult athlete she has taken up running and enjoys goal setting associated with training for half marathons.
Other interests include hiking, fly fishing, yoga, and pottery.