The founder of Growing Care, Dr. Jess is gifted in working with people of all ages, starting in the first few days of life. While focused on looking at the whole picture, she listens carefully, clearly communicates with her patients, and is a pleasure to be around. Raising her own children now, her practice focus and expertise is on supporting healthy growing families.

Dr. Jess has taken advanced coursework focused on pregnancy, pediatrics, craniosacral therapy, and low force adjusting and muscle therapy techniques.

She is certified in the Webster technique, intended toward optimizing fetal positioning and enabling a smooth labor and delivery. She loves seeing mothers through comfortable pregnancies, treating newborns, siblings, and making sure dad and all the caretakers are in their finest form.

Dr. Jess thrives in the outdoors and loves to mountain bike, telemark ski, rock climb and kiteboard. In the old days, she has been competitive in running, triathlons, soccer, basketball and ultimate frisbee.Previously, she worked for seven years in the field of education, as an Outward Bound instructor, a high school health teacher, learning specialist, rock climbing coach and whitewater kayaking coach.

Dr. Jess loves laughing, playing the guitar, and getting others to dance and sing. She believes that Don’t Stop Believin’ is one of the greatest songs ever sung, has a strong affinity for pickles but dislikes cucumbers, loves wearing sparkles and eating butter, wishes we all wore wings and capes (though you would have to choose), and will always take the emergency exit when departing a movie theatre…you just never know where it will take you!

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