Jesse joined the WVLT staff back in 2017 as the Operations Coordinator and he focuses on creating and implementing technology-based systems that prioritize ease of functionality and collaboration. He was essential in keeping the staff rolling as we moved into remote work during the pandemic, and in 2022 transitioned to Operations Manager.
Jesse is a native of the Appalachian Mountains, originally from Roane County, West Virginia, and coming of age in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Floyd County, Virginia. He attended West Virginia University for undergraduate and graduate studies, developing a deep conservation ethic and a diverse education spanning in wildlife management and science communication. Living in Morgantown for 15 years, Jesse and his wife Kristi have two daughters, Seneca and Isla Jane, who are being raised as compassionate conservationists – if rebellious ones.
Jesse is a mountain biker, photographer, techie, gearhead, and comic book nerd, and serves on the board of the Morgantown Area Mountain Bike Alliance (MAMBA), the local chapter of the International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA).