Jessica started playing soccer at the age of three, where it quickly became apparent that this was going to play a big part in her life. She enjoyed playing all sports, but soccer was always her first love. During her time playing minor soccer, she was able to represent Calgary at Nationals twice, and again at the Alberta Summer Games and Super Y League. She received a University Scholarship to play NCAA Division I soccer in Buffalo, NY. She played all four years and completed her BSc in Physical Education and Sports Studies. Throughout this time, Jessica was able to train with and compete against athletes who are playing at National and Professional levels.
It was not until Jessica was finishing her last year of undergraduate studies, when she found the sport of rowing. After four years of playing soccer, she decided to take advantage of a special fifth year of NCAA eligibility reserved for two sport athletes, and row for her school – Canisius College. Rowing allowed her to compete in a new sport at a very high level, and showed her a completely different side of athletics. She was able to complete a Masters Degree in Sports Administration during this time. After her year rowing, she coached the sport at the NCAA Division I level for two years at Canisius College.
Jessica is now in the process of finishing up a second Masters Degree in Health and Human Performance, and is excited at the opportunity to train Calgary’s best!