Jesse was born and raised in a small town in Iowa. After attending college he became a paramedic. While working as a paramedic, Jesse moved to Wilmington in 2010 and started flying in 2018 out of Cape Fear Jetport. Once achieving his CFI rating, Jesse became an instructor at Cape Fear Coastal Aviation and is also a member of the Cape Fear Flying Club. Jesse is currently working on his more advanced instructor ratings. When he is not flying with students at Cape Fear Coastal Aviation, he continues to work as a paramedic for Novant Health/New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Jesse is married with two children. His wife is a flight paramedic with Novant Health on their medical helicopters. In his time off, Jesse and his wife enjoy traveling, concert going, and being out and about in Wilmington.