Jesse, a graduate of Massachusetts College of Art and Design, began blowing glass in 1992 and founded NOCA Glass School in 2006. He began as an apprentice to Josh Simpson and worked in a variety of glass shops and production glass factories until he began attending MassArt in 1999. After graduating in 2003 Jesse worked for Marco Weiner, Andy Magdanz and other glassblowers in New England. Seeing a void of good technical instruction Jesse began the NOCA Glass School in 2006. Jesse also holds the distinction of being a Golden Gloves boxer.