Jesse Ayres

(People Who Love to Eat are Always the Best People)

When I grow up I want to be:

A judge on Top Chef

The last great book I read:

The Lying Game by Ruth Ware – if you love a good thriller Ruth’s your gal!

Favorite food:

Everything! If I have to narrow it down gyros. 🙂

Significant people:

My husband & two beautiful boys – my mom and dad – my sister who I would be lost without & my group of childhood best friends, going on over 20 years of friendship.

Favorite movie:

Love and Basketball – movies are great, but nothing better than binge watching a great TV series!

Something unique:

I can slalom water-ski. I have been to 10 Boys to Men concerts (and proud to admit it) and studied abroad, visiting over 10 different cities in Europe.


Jesse was born and raised in KCMO. She might as well have been born a fish or mermaid. She grew up always around water. Between swimming in her back yard, to competitive swim team and the endless summers at the lake, this is where she has always felt in her element.

Jesse graduated from the University of Missouri (Mizzou-rah!) and started her professional career working in hotels. After gaining experience in all outlets of the hospitality industry, marketing is where her heart landed and has remained. Jesse thrives off collaboration and brainstorming with her teammates.

Jesse is married with two boys and two fur babies. In her spare time you can find her at the gym, relaxing at the lake, listening to the newest true crime podcast or sipping on a glass of wine on the deck.