Jess' first job was in the dish pit of a panini cafe where she worked to save money for her first trip to Europe. Since then she graduated summa cum laude in French, rode elephants and motorcycles in Southeast Asia, taught English in Champagne, and worked in just about every restaurant position that doesn't require actual cooking skills. After almost 9 years with Olympia Provisions Jess not only oversee's the daily operations of the OP restaurants, but with the help of the fabulous staff she curates the OP wine programs as well. Jess studied wine formally and is a certified sommelier, receiving the top grade in her class. She has a solid foundation of global wine regions, styles, and wine making practices, and is an adamant supporter of small production, minimal intervention wines. In 2018 she was named one of Food & Wine Magazine's top 7 sommeliers of the year. Jess also makes wine under her label Stick Figurine. When not at OP you'll likely find her gardening with her two dogs, picnicking in remote areas of Oregon, or learning to throw clay.