Jess is a fifth generation Jefferson native. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, Jess holds a bachelor’s degree in English. While at Southern Methodist University, Jess was one of thirty upcoming freshmen selected to participate as an Emerging Leader. He interned at the George W. Bush Presidential Center for two years, was one of fifty students selected to be a member of the SMU Student Foundation for four consecutive years and earned Dean’s List consistently for all four years. Jess is an Eagle Scout.
Before joining Jefferson Realty, Jess worked as a constituent liaison for Senator John Cornyn and as a claim’s examiner for BlueCross BlueShield of Texas.
Jess is a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Jefferson and the Marion County Chamber of Commerce. In his spare time, he enjoys canoeing, hunting and other outdoor activities.