After graduating with a BA (hons) in Classical Performance from Leeds Conservatoire, Jess began working in Arts Administration for Leeds Junior Conservatoire and Community Ensembles. In 2017, she joined the Diocese of Leeds Music Department based at Leeds Cathedral. For four years she led on administration and fundraising for the Diocesan Choirs and award-winning music education Programmes, whilst supporting the rollout of the National Schools Singing Programme across the UK. In 2021, Jess was appointed as the Orchestra Manager for Opera North. As well as managing concert and opera performances in home venues in West Yorkshire, Jess toured with the orchestra throughout the UK working alongside international soloists and conductors before leaving to join JBM in 2023. Living in Yorkshire’s Colne valley, Jess enjoys dog walks in the moors, making music and house renovations in her spare time.