Jessica is a Michigan-native, born and raised in Kalamazoo. Love of arts led her to move to Boston to pursue a degree from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. After graduating, she decided to stay for a bit, which ended up being ten years. Jessica worked a number of different jobs that allowed her to build a variety of skill sets, essentially becoming a “Jack (or Jess) of all trades”. The organization, logistics, and creative problem solving are her cups of tea.
During her time in Boston, she met and fell in love with Brian…and craft beer. In 2016, Jessica and Brian found themselves at a crossroads and decided to take a leap and make a change in their life. Apparently not content to make small changes, they decided to change careers, learn a totally new business, and uproot their life and cats some 800 miles to find a new home in Grand Rapids.
So here they are: opening a bottle shop and bar concept in downtown Grand Rapids, called Craft Beer Cellar. Jessica and Brian studied intensively with the Craft Beer Cellar mothership, both earning their Certified Beer Server certificates in the Cicerone program. Jessica continues to pursue her beer studies and is dedicated to geeking out about art, cats, and of course beer.