Jess grew up playing in the heart of the Elk Mountains in Carbondale, Colorado. She now calls Denver her home. Jess’ background is in outdoor education at Colorado Outward Bound School, leading rock climbing trips and coaching the climbing team at Colorado Rocky Mountain School, as well as teaching adaptive skiing for Challenge Aspen. Jess is currently finishing her Masters in Social Work at the University of Denver, with a focus in clinical social work. She plans to meld her passions for rock climbing, social justice and mental health. Jess is excited to be a part of Jackson Hold Mountain Guides and share her love for all things rock climbing with others, from helping new climbers to feel comfortable on the rock to working with more experienced climbers to expand their skill sets and tackle more challenging objectives. Jess’s favorite local climbing area is Eldorado Canyon, but there is nothing she loves quite as much as the splitter cracks in Bear Ears National Monument.