In 2009, Jess was working as a realtor when the need to help her children paved the way for the beginning of her homeschooling journey. She started tutoring her second youngest son, unexpectedly while they were living in Texas. The following year, their family moved back to Las Vegas, Nevada and Jess continued to homeschool him as well as her youngest son, who has severe dyslexia and profound dyscalculia, and six additional types of neurodiversity.
It quickly became apparent that she needed to homeschool his youngest son differently than she originally intended. This led her to use an Orton-Gillingham-based program and incorporate multisensory activities into their day. Within no time, his son was learning to read. A few years later, they moved to Southern California and they decided it was beneficial to homeschool her daughter who also has profound dyslexia and was struggling in traditional classes and her performing arts high school.