Growing up in New Jersey, Jess’ was involved in loads of activities, from baton twirling to field hockey, so that she could discover her talents. After much trial and error, Jess got hooked on cheerleading, dance, and lacrosse. Northeastern University brought her to Boston where she graduated with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. During school when Jess wasn’t in the library or class, you could find her at group fitness classes, studying for exams on the elliptical machine at the gym, practicing yoga, or running around exploring the city. Now when Jess isn’t working (/crushing it/saving lives) as a Clinical Pharmacist at Boston Children’s Hospital, she enjoys spending time with friends, discovering sweet new jams to incorporate into her Handle Bar classes, and reading outside on her deck in South Boston.
As a cycling enthusiast, marathoner, yogi, and former cheerleader, Jess has a passion for movement, fun, and living life to the fullest. She wants to inspire riders to connect to the present moment, let loose, play, push, laugh, and most importantly, enjoy the ride!
What is your spirit animal and why?
Joking-my spirit animal is the hammerhead shark because 1. Sharks are totally badass and rule the ocean 2. Their appearance is very unique 3. They’re the only social sharks-and I love being social!
What is your guilty pleasure?
Ice cream for breakfast!
Why do you ride?
Life is all about balance-Work hard. Play hard(er).
Responsibilities and setbacks are inevitable, and riding gives me an outlet for stress so I am able to tackle whatever life throws at me with a positive, graceful, and hard-working attitude. Riding also makes me feel strong, healthy, and confident, while allowing me to not feel guilty about rewarding myself with something sweet or by sitting on the couch for some chill time.