Having lived and worked in the Ithaca area for over 20 years, Jes understands Ithaca’s diverse community, neighborhoods, demographics and housing needs. Whether buying or selling a home or investment property Jes looks forward to providing her clients with a great experience focused on high performance, creative problem solving and fun and easy interactions. With her continual study of the nuances of the Ithaca housing market, her ability to understand client needs and skill at contract negotiation, she will bring to the table all the necessary elements to close the deal and get the job done, efficiently, diligently and with integrity. Before coming to work at Warren, Jes served as the Ithaca Festival Executive Director for 5 years, bringing the Festival back into good financial health. She also owns an event production company and has produced many prominent events including the opening of the 60,000 sq ft. Athletics and Events Center at Ithaca College, Cornell University’s Homecoming and the dedication of the CU Big Red Bands’ new facility as well as out of state events at Princeton and Lawrenceville NJ. Jes has also spent a lot of time working with local organizations: the City of Ithaca Special Events Team, Board of Public Works, Ithaca Farmer’s Market, Ithaca Food Truck Association, Ithaca Festival and the Finger Lakes Grassroots Festival to name a few. Her work with these organizations always leads to progressive movement with organizational issues. She enjoys working with non-profits and streamlining the process to get to specific measurable results. And just in case it sounds like she might be kind of boring be assured that Jes has a warm and fun personality perfect for car rides looking for “the perfect house”. She also enjoys spending time on Cayuga Lake, going to Cornell hockey games and attending her children’s sporting events. She also loves attending and being a part of the many diverse non-profit and charity events that take place throughout the region.