Jesse grew up in Edmonton before moving to Vancouver in 2007 to complete a bachelor’s degree in political science at the University of British Columbia. He moved to Calgary in 2011 to attend law school at University of Calgary, where he developed an interest in family law though his volunteer work with Student Legal Assistance and the Children’s Legal Education Resource Centre. Jesse articled at a Calgary law firm where he had the opportunity to work in the areas of oil & gas law, Aboriginal law, and corporate commercial law, before being called to the bar in 2015.
Jesse takes a client-centred approach to the practice of law. He understands that navigating the legal system can be one of the most difficult experiences his clients will ever have. He strongly believes that it is his job to ensure that his clients have a clear understanding of the legal issues arising from their situation, so that they can make practical, reasonable decisions.
Jesse is a dedicated volunteer and sits on the board of the The New Gallery, Calgary’s longest running artist-run centre. He also continues to volunteer for the Children’s Legal Education Resource Centre, as well as Calgary Legal Guidance. In his spare time, Jesse enjoys crossfit, hot yoga, and attending exhibition openings at some of Calgary’s exceptional artist-run centres.