Jessa grew up in Lunenburg, MA, and began life as an athlete at the age of three. She competed in gymnastics for 12 years and picked up track & field in high school, then went on to pole vault at the University of Georgia. Jessa graduated in 2008 with a BS Ed. in Health and Physical Education.  Upon graduation, she dabbled in a few different areas of fitness, including working for the University of Georgia’s Recreational Department – Intramural Sports, managing a local gym’s personal training department, and competing in an NPC Figure competition. Jessa discovered CrossFit in 2011 and joined Back Bay as a head coach in 2012. She now runs the Fundamentals Program, which was created for anyone who wants to begin his or her very own fitness journey.


  • CF-L1
  • Russian Kettlebell Challenge Level 1 Certified Trainer – RKC-L1
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Personal
  • Trainer – NSCA-CPT
  • BS – Health and Physical Education, University of Georgia


  • 2011-2016 Reebok CrossFit Regionals Competitor (northeast)
  • 2011, 2012, 2016 Reebok CrossFit Games Competitor (5th, 3rd, 20th)
  • Former pole vaulter at the University of Georgia
  • 2006 South Eastern Conference Track & Field Championship Team