Jesse was born and raised just outside Brisbane, QLD, and moved to Perth, WA, during his schooling. It was a nature-filled childhood, which inspired his undergraduate studies in Zoology and Conservation Biology at the University of Western Australia. After graduating in 2018, Jesse moved to Broome and initially worked in a pearling hatchery. He has become extensively involved in community and youth work around Broome. Starting as a volunteer for EK, Jesse was asked to step in to fill the role of managing the Broome Community Seagrass Project.