Who is Jessica?

09-10-2020 01:31 PM By Jessica Girard

Meet Jess.

A little girl with pink glasses in a red hoody and a women smiling next to her wearing a green jacket.

My name is Jessica, but most people call me Jess. I’ve been working with the fundraising team since 2011. I am passionate about the work that I do here, and love seeing the program grow because our success only comes from your success. 

If I had to sum myself up in one sentence I would say:
I'm an introverted adrenaline-junkie and fitness-enthusiast who lives off espresso and all things cheese.

Most of my free-time is spent with my family – opting to spend my weekends with my sisters and our feet in the sand. I love the beauty of living in the Fraser Valley of BC because just outside our doorstep are countless lakes, waterfalls and mountain peaks to explore. 

A women wearing glasses in a black hoody next to a little girl in a grey jacket holding a string connected to a flying kite behind them in the sky.

While juggling work, pursuing a Bachelor degree and keeping my social circle small; I am a single mother first. This girl is my cheerleader, my sounding board, and my sunny days. Together we watch Gilmore Girls reruns, practice meditations, and go on impromptu road trips. 

Perhaps what I love most is that we are always planning our next adventure. When I cross one off the list, we usually add several more along the way.

A women in a black tank holding a little girl with pink glasses who is also holding a volleyball.
A little girl in a turquoise jacket looking at a waterfall.
A women with hands spread out at her sides looking at a view of water and mountains below her with the sun in the left top corner shining bright.
A women in the water in a kayak with paddles in hand smiling.

Jessica Girard