Jesse's ambition to be a professional storyteller began when he read 'The Alchemist' at the age of 14, and connected with the idea that the world helps those who follow their dreams. He completed courses in story medicine and therapeutic storytelling, worked as an education assistant at Princess Margaret Hospital and a production assistant for Theatre d'Espirit, helping children aged 12 to 16 put on plays. He has done a residency at a School in Jakarta where he helped to enliven their English program through storytelling, had a story filmed by the Education Department for their Distance Education Program and performed at countless Festivals and Children's Parties. He is currently the treasurer of the Storytelling Guild of Australia (WA) Inc.