Jessie completed her Bachelor of Property degree from University of Auckland in November 1998. She began her valuation career in early 1999 with Dean Humphries & Associates Limited (DHA), gaining a wide range of valuation experience. At DHA she was also involved in various consultancy assignments including site acquisition and disposal, financial analysis in conjunction with leasing and development projects, budget analysis in portfolio management and cell site acquisitions for the communication network.
She joined Sheldons in 2002 , initially specialising in residential valuations more particularly on the Eastern and Southern suburbs of Auckland. Jessie gained her registration in July 2003 and is a Member of the Property Institute of New Zealand Property (MPINZ) and an Associate Member of the New Zealand Institute of Valuers (ANZIV).
Jessie was keen to expand her commercial experience and worked for Bayleys Valuations Limited as a senior valuer from 2004 to 2005. Her main focuses in Bayleys were commercial and industrial valuations including market valuations, rental reviews, arbitrations and compulsory acquisitions.
In 2006, Jessie joined international property company Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL). On a day to day basis, she was responsible for commercial valuations including office buildings, shopping centres, large blocks of land and industrial properties.
In September 2006, she re-joined Sheldons to fulfil the role of commercial team leader and in 2008 Jessie became a Director overseeing the Cityside commercial team and with responsibility for the administration team within the Company.
Her outside interests include family activities, badminton, skiing and travel.