A New Jersey native, Jessi has lived across the USA settling in San Diego, CA for many years and most recently Boulder, CO. She is currently adventuring around the world.
After finishing a successful NCAA Division I swimming career as co-captain of The George Washington University Women's Swimming Team and graduating magna cum laude with a degree in Exercise Science, she headed west to San Diego where she dove head first into the triathlon scene and took a position with Elite Racing, the company that founded the Rock and Roll Marathon Series. With a combination of hard work and huge support from many, Jessi grabbed her first overall win along with a silver medal at the 1999 ITU Amateur World Championships in Montreal, Canada.
In 2000, Jessi entered the professional circuit. A strong swimmer who quickly developed strength on the bike, she hit the ground running. Her first professional win came in 2001 on one of the toughest bike courses on the circuit, at the St. Kitts International Triathlon. Since then Jessi has had 20 career wins both nationally and internationally. In 2004 she won the Half Ironman Mexico, her first attempt at that distance. The highlight of her career however was the Olympic journey which culmintated with the 2004 US Olympic Triathlon Trials where she finished 4th and 6th among the American women.
In 2006 and 2007 Jessi took a break from professional racing* to pursue other interests (imagine that!) the result of which was amazing opportunities in video production as mentioned below. *Note: She did race the 2007 XTERRA World Championships, still officially a pro, in Maui for kicks to see what it was all about.
Early in 2008 Jessi resumed training and racing and partnered with powerhouse Under Armour, the goal this time a bit broader: to inspire athletes to adopt a well-rounded approach to training and racing aimed at maximizing performance while maintaining health and happiness. Thanks to the support of Athletes' Performance, the body was quickly back to fit. She raced a number of triathlons ran the 2008 NYC Marathon in a Boston Marathon Qualifying time.
In 2009 Jessi found the trail, trail running and the beloved mountain bike. She started to mix up her races between road and off-road events and reignited her love of road cycling during a trip to Girona, Spain in June.
In July 2009 while sitting solo under the stars on Torrey Pines State Beach, MovementU was born. MovementU was created from Jessi's love of people, performance, motivation, education, movement-based training and simply maximizing each moment in life. She has been making an impact in the lives of many teaching her interactive, powerful, learn-by-doing workshop both nationally and internationally since then. The focus of both her consulting sessions and workshops is providing movement-based training strategies for maximizing one's performance day to day in life and sport. Find out more about MovementU here.
JESSI THE MOVEMENT SPECIALIST
Jessi loves to move! In doing so over the past few decades, she's learned a lot from both mentors and her own practical experiences about how to assess, correct, maintain and improve movement. She is committed to improving others' awareness of how to be self-sufficient at maintaining proper, natural movement throughout life as well as increasing strength, coordination and conditioning to prepare for specific sports and activities. You'll be able to tap into her thoughts, experiences and resources, both on her website and in person at appearances around the world.
JESSI THE VIDEO PRODUCER
Inspired to capture footage of the efforts of those working towards making a positive impact in the world lead Jessi to video production. Her focus is on events, products and services associated with an active lifestyle and environmental sustainablility. She has been behind the scenes at events such as the Ironman World Triathlon Championships in Kona, Hawaii and the Tour de France. Clients have included: CLIF Bar, Cannondale, Active.com, Jelly Belly Candy Company, GT, Mongoose, Schwinn, Saris Cycling Group, ElliptiGO, Athletes' Performance and Core Performance.