Jesse comes from country Victoria and dropped out of Uni to become a paratrooper in the Australian Army. During his time in the Army, he completed three peacekeeping tours in East Timor. It was here he developed a compassion for people living in underprivileged conditions. Since leaving the Army, Jesse has become a social entrepreneur involved with various charities and raising funds for local Special Schools. This included 22km ocean swimathons in Maroochydore QLD.