Jesse earned a BFA from The School of Visual Arts and immediately got his start as an Art Director with Grey Advertising.


After five years of writing and producing commercials, Jesse moved on. 


He created and directed a sketch-comedy pilot that was picked up for development by MTV network. Jesse also honed his skills as a fine artist. 


Jesse returned to the ad world via AKA Advertising. As a Creative Director he produced national ad campaigns featuring celebrity athletes - highlighted by a Super Bowl spot starring NBA legend Kevin Garnett.  His many clients included: Nike, Adidas, and Reebok.


Next, Jesse co-founded Ditch Films with stand-up comedian Yannis Pappas. Together, they grew Ditch into a well-respected production company specializing in comedic content. Their online comedy shorts and YouTube channel have accrued more than 10 million views (and counting). Jesse directed all of Ditch Films' content, as well as the live comedy shows they staged around the globe.


Currently, Jesse is the owner and operator of Monument Hill, a full-service production company. He and his team produce engaging content for the ever-evolving worlds of entertainment, branding, and advertising. His clients are: ad agencies, broadcast networks, web series, Fortune 500 companies, and startups. 


In addition, Jesse is an accomplished photographer and fine artist. He's photographed ad campaigns, celebrity portraits, and has been published by numerous media outlets. 


His fine art has been widely shown in galleries, most notably Art Basel Miami.