Jessica J.

Communications Director
Grand Rapids, MI, USA


Jessica started working for the Foundation in 2016. She is responsible for all things communications. She manages the website, handles the social media accounts and media presence, writes those jazzy newsletters our subscribers love, and creates compelling content to support the MHF's programs. She also assists in the coordination of the smaller community-curated fundraisers and seeks out community partnerships to promote the be nice. education program. She is a graduate of Grand Valley State University with a degree in communications and a background in journalism and broadcasting. Being outside is her favorite past time whether it's hiking, kayaking, hammocking, going to the beach, or camping, and she always has a book she's reading. She's hiked 365 miles along the Appalachian Trail, trekked deep into the Grand Canyon, topped mountain peaks of the Canadian Rockies, spent four days traversing the Dolomite Mountains of Italy, and most recently hiked her baby boy up to see the 360deg view atop Cloud's Rest in Yosemite National Park.

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