Jessie has over ten years of professional experience in small enterprise development and marketing with a focus on handcraft, cultural industries and tourism businesses. As a Sustainable Tourism Consultant, Jessie has worked with Solimar on community based tourism development and marketing under the Ethiopian Sustainable Tourism Alliance program and supports the firm in new business development efforts.
As a consultant, Jessie has gained experience in small business training, marketing, handcraft strategy creation, tourism and handcraft development planning and tourism policy development. Jessie has worked with clients ranging from USAID to the World Bank, the Aga Khan Foundation, and the Travel Foundation. Previously, Jessie worked with Aid to Artisans where she managed handcraft export programs in South and Central Asia and developed a strategic plan for tourism-related artisans programs.