Jesse was born in New York City but grew up in various cities along the East Coast. Upon graduation from high school, he immediately enlisted in the United States Air Force as an Airborne Arabic Linguist. During a span of 12.5 years, Jesse was primarily stationed at Davis-Monthan AFB in Tucson, AZ, as well as the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, CA. Furthermore, he deployed a total of three times to Afghanistan, the Mediterranean region, and Kuwait. Jesse completed a BS in Business Administration from Park University while on active duty and now volunteers to aid veterans in applying to business schools during his free time. Jesse loves to travel with his wife, Kari, and together, they seek out unique experiences in food, culture, and the arts.