Jessie is a watershed planner who has worked professionally in the field of ecological restoration since 2003, applying technical, policy and fundraising expertise to the design and implementation of ecological restoration programs with non-profits, land trusts, and in the private sector. She holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Planning at U.C. Berkeley, where she focused on river and wetland restoration design and planning. She joined the Watershed Center in 2015 as its first full time employee and now serves as the organization’s Executive Director. Jessie specializes in interdisciplinary planning projects, bringing together diverse stakeholders to utilize the best available science to develop win-win solutions for people and the environment. She serves as a director of the Society of Ecological Restoration Rocky Mountain Chapter, a 2017 Water Leader with Water Education Colorado, and chair of the St. Vrain Forest Health Partnership. Jessie lives along the banks of the St. Vrain Creek in Lyons, CO, with her husband Brian and daughter Margot.