In September 2007 Jess was offered the opportunity to learn to ski by the Australian Paralympic Committee after they discovered she had spent 2 winters in Vail/ Beaver Creek, Colorado on a working holiday and learning to snowboard. She jumped at the chance and found herself falling in love with alpine ski racing. After the 2008 Beijing Summer Paralympics she moved to Winter Park, Colorado to learn to ski race.
Jess has numerous World Cup wins and podiums to her name and at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Paralympics Jess along with her guide Eric Bickerton, became Australia’s first female winter Paralympic medallist when they won a bronze in the Slalom.
At the 2014 Sochi Winter Paralympics Jess won another bronze medal this time in the Giant Slalom with guide Christian Geiger.
Since the Sochi Winter Paralympics Jess has transitioned from alpine skiing into track cycling in preparation to qualify for the 2016 Rio Summer Paralympics and currently has her rankings on hold. To date her World Ranking in Slalom is 1 and Giant Slalom is 6.
Happy #Osteopathy Awareness Week! 😀 Having been in practice for 9 years now (geesh where did that time go?) I'm pretty bias when I say Osteo's are AWESOME! 👌 It's a privilage to help others look after their greatest asset... your #health & I'm delighted to help spread the word even nore this week as we encourage everyond to #giveitago. If you've never heard of or seen an #Osteopath now's the perfect time! Jump online @osteopathyau website & you'll find some great infoemation along with a wonderful search engone to find you're local! #OAW2018 #wellness #wellbeing @liforceosteopathy
It's difficult to put into words the emotions of my first Commonwealth Games. The opportunity to race on home soil was as special & unfortgettable as I'd dreamt about. @maddiejanssen & I did things in pairs... 2 PB's, 2 Comm Games records & 2 second place finishes. Thank you Australia for the love & support, the HUGE roar of the crowd was only matched by the HUGE smiles on our faces showing how proud & grateful we are to be able to share these moments with you all. Racing on the track was bloody unreal. 💚🇦🇺💛 @australiancyclingteam @cyclingaustralia @ausparalympics @commgamesaus @gc2018 #sharethedream #GC2018 #AussieCycling #TeamAus #GreaterTogether 📷 @tbsphotography
Tough morning for @annameares, @chadleclos92 & I having a surf lesson with this legend! 🏄 So much fun! Flick across for some of the action & if you see footage on the telly enjoy seeing me fall off again & again... until that one time I actually stood up! Yewww!!! 😂😂😂 Thanks @mfanno, loved it... next time we'll put you on a tandem for a spin! 🚴 @australiancyclingteam @gc2018 @thisisqueensland #sharethedream #GC2018 #TeamAus