Jesse’s love for the environment, both built and natural, led him on a path to the field of architecture After earning a dual degree in mathematics and physics from Rockhurst University, he found himself at the Ecosa Institute, a total immersion program in ecological design in Prescott, Arizona. Following this, he earned a Master of Architecture and a Certificate in Ecological Design from the University of Oregon. While there, Jesse headed the Ecological Design Center, a student run advocacy group.
Upon graduating, Jesse was eager to move back to Kansas City, which he firmly believes can be a model for prosperity through regional sustainability. At DRAW, Jesse’s passion for ecological design is put to good use. He has had the opportunity to work at all scales of design, and continues to work towards licensure.
Jesse bikes to work from his home in the West Plaza neighborhood, where he lives with his beautiful wife Lauren and gorgeous, but ornery daughter Haven. He rarely leaves the house without a pocket knife or a fountain pen.