Jessica is our Event Coordinator and Marketing Manager. Learn more about the girl behind the emails.
Tell us a bit about yourself
With the exception of my years in college, I am a lifelong Northern Indiana resident. I grew up on a farm, learning to read by the light of a John Deere tractor. At a very early age, my mom, hostess extraordinaire, taught me the value of a great celebration, which is where my love for a great party came from. Thanks to her, I have a lifetime of memories planning festivities for both myself and my two older brothers. I graduated from Purdue (Boiler Up!) and worked in social work for a few years prior to starting at Bread & Chocolate. My husband Craig and I (and dog Charlie) live on Craig's family dairy farm, which is just the best. While I absolutely love to travel, nothing compares to putzing around our farm, woods and pastures... typically with my husband, dog and a cocktail in hand!
What is one of your favorite parts about Bread & Chocolate?
There are so many! I genuinely love coming to work everyday and have the absolute best B&C family. What I get to experience that the other staff members don't is getting to know the clients. I thoroughly enjoy getting to know couples and hearing their stories, it makes their wedding day that much more meaningful to be a part of. I also get too excited when we get wedding pictures back from couples or photographers, those are always so fun to look through!
If you could eat only one item from the Bread & Chocolate menu, what would it be?
Cheesecake! I have the biggest sweet tooth and the cheesecakes that Angela, our pastry chef, makes are hands down my favorite ever. Thankfully, my husband appreciates a good cheesecake as much as I do so that's what we had for our wedding dessert. It was perfect!
What is your spirit animal?
I would have to say my dog, Charlie -- happy-go-lucky, constantly eating, loves a good road trip and always down to nap!
What is one thing people may be surprised to know about you?
I think most people are surprised that I live on a dairy farm but I think people are probably more surprised to learn that I live in a barn. Yes, my downstairs neighbors are actually cows! It is all new construction and it doesn’t smell at all (I promise!) but it is definitely a part of the barn. It's small but perfect!
Lastly, bread or chocolate?
All the bread!