Jesse’s come a long way from his Alaska home. His scholarship took him to San Diego Christian College, where he earned a degree in Business and Communications. He now resides in Los Angeles where he is a motivational speaker, aspiring actor, and soon-to-be author.
As a two-time Alaska State Champion in the Elks Hoop Shoot contest, Jesse is an avid basketball player, and uses his skills every day. He’s recently starred in several commercials and appeared in the 2012 Hollywood film Thunderstruck.
Throughout all his work, Jesse strives to be an example for others. He uses his own story to teach others that anything is possible.
“My goal is to empower today's youth to believe in themselves, pursue their dreams, and have access to positive role models they can look up to,” says Jesse.
Join us in welcoming Jesse as the 2013 Elks Alum of the Year!