Jess grew up in Pueblo Colorado where he also attended college at Colorado State University-Pueblo. Jess graduated in 2007 with a bachelors in music education (Cum Laude). Jess then moved to Colorado Springs and has taught music K-12 in the Pikes Peak area since 2008.
He currently has a growing private studio and has performed with many ensembles in the area including the nationally acclaimed Pikes Peak Brass Band. Jess enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife Trina and two sons Brecken and Kellan.