Jesse grew up primarily in the New York metropolitan area and in sunny San Diego, California. For college, he returned east and studied film production at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, a program that included a semester of music video production in Dublin, Ireland. Research for his thesis project also saw him traveling extensively throughout England and the Pacific Northwest.
After college, he remained in New York and joined the staff of Backstage Magazine where he eventually became a supervising editor in their casting department.
Although a city guy at heart, he felt drawn to the bucolic Vermont, where he often spent time visiting his brother, who had relocated there a decade earlier. Jesse finally took the plunge and moved to Burlington, joining Music Contact International shortly thereafter.
As a Tour Coordinator, Jesse crafts unique and exciting concert tour itineraries for destinations ranging from South Carolina to Salzburg. In addition to his logistical work, he gets to see all that planning come to life as a tour manager. An avid music collector all his life, he’ll be the first to tell you he is always amazed at the talents of the choirs he is fortunate to work with.
His favorite local eats include soup dumplings from Joe’s Shanghai in New York’s Chinatown and scones with a pot of peppermint tea at Ard Bia overlooking Galway Bay in Ireland.