About Jesse


I began my career in publishing; writing and editing stories mostly for music and action sports publications. My interests have evolved into multi-media including digital storytelling and filmmaking. I am first and foremost a writer, a TEDxOrganizer, Festival Director of The Nevada City Film Festival, and Co-Founder of See Jane Do a multi-media program about Everyday Women Doing Extraordinary Things for the Planet, Co-Founder of the Passion Into Action Women's Conference. I am also in pre-production on my first film. This is my fourth TEDx event. I love bringing these fantastic stories and talks to my small town and sharing my small town's fantastic talent and stories with the rest of the world. Even though we are a small town, we have big ideas!

TED Conference

TEDWomen 2013

I'm passionate about

I'm passionate about storytelling. And fascinated with the many possibilities to share stories and ideas.


UC Santa Cruz