With an eye for detail and a heart of gold, Jessica Wells, our new Director of Fun, can’t wait to use her extensive skills to create a community that feels like home.
It is Jessica’s job to build on the engaging recreational events our residents already enjoy and she’s got a million ideas.
“I definitely want to expand on the clubs that are offered at Bryson,” Jessica said. “I would love to have a casino night, continue with pool movie nights and have a summer concert in the park series. Two things I would like to see the Bryson community involved in together are fitness and community service.”
In addition to wine nights, a poker club, Saturday bike trail rides and stroller rides, she would like to have on-site fitness classes, canned food drives, blood drives and holiday yard decorating contests.
Coming from a large family taught her how to organize celebrations.
“Celebrations are very special and unique,” she said. “As I child I remember taking a liking to helping set up. Throughout the years, I became very passionate about event planning, the small details and bringing people together.”
After receiving a bachelor’s degree in sociology from California State University San Bernardino, Jessica went to work as the creative arts coordinator for Montessori Academy where she designed activities geared toward school-aged children. An opportunity to work at Community Access Network honed her event planning skills.
“When I worked at Community Access Network, I got to assist with the major holiday and fundraising events,” Jessica said. “However, it was creating specific activities for at-risk juveniles and foster youth that were my favorite. These events were more rewarding because the kids often came from backgrounds where they had never participated in any activities at home or in their community.”
Most recently, Jessica worked for FirstService Residential as a HOA lifestyle coordinator.
Jessica is just as energetic outside of work. She lives in Georgetown with her son Adrian and daughter Audrey. Together they love discovering new glamping hidden gems, participating in local events and staying active with school functions and planning.
“You will almost always find us outdoors, she said. “We take holiday decorating very seriously. Halloween is one of those holidays where we transform our home inside and out.”
On her own, Jessica loves to cycle and currently participates in 26-mile rides (although she isn’t afraid of occasionally upping that goal).
In the end, it all comes down to family for Jessica, hers and her extended family at Bryson.
“I am delighted to join the team at Bryson,” Jessica says. “Together, we will strengthen and expand our neighborhood connections and create a neighborhood that truly feels like home.”