Jessica has lived and worked solely in Knoxville’s historic districts since graduating from the University of Tennessee in 2003. During and immediately after her time at UT she worked for an architect and developer in downtown Knoxville during the early years of what would become a large scale revival of downtown. The tight-knit community feel of the downtown residential scene sparked a passion that quickly led her to the surrounding historic neighborhoods. It was there that she saw the opportunity to continue the downtown movement and a need for professional services to help the historic neighborhoods reach their full potential. Ever since, she has been helping buyers find the perfect fit, and sellers realize the value of their unique homes.
Dealing only in the historic first neighborhoods surrounding the city has allowed Jessica to gain a deep understanding of her market and the unique issues that come with older homes. Add to that a solid grasp of historic construction and renovation and Jessica brings an uncommon and highly useful base of knowledge and experience to the agents of First Neighborhoods to help them better serve their clients.
Jessica and her family are proud residents of one of Knoxville’s first neighborhoods; they live in Island Home Park where they are renovating their 1915 Craftsman. She is currently the board president of Keep Knoxville Beautiful, has served on the boards of Knox Heritage, the Island Home Park Neighborhood Association, the 100 Block Neighborhood Association, and was voted “Top Knox Realtor” in the Knoxville Mercury in both 2015 and 2016. She deeply loves art, interior design, reading, and gardening.