Jessie joined the Good Shepherd staff in late 2015. As the Director of Communications, she conceptualizes and facilitates all internal and external communications, from branding to service leaflets, and web maintenance to event promotion. A native Texan, Jessie came to Austin from Richmond, Texas in 2005 to attend St. Edward’s University, where she earned her BA in Communications with a minor in Journalism. Jessie and her husband, Tommy, met while working as editors on the St. Edward’s newspaper and now have a three-year old daughter, Amelia. In her free time, Jessie enjoys spending time with her family, writing, exploring, hiking, and camping.