Jessica K. Barnes was born and raised in Mansfield, New Jersey. She graduated from Warren Hills Regional High School in 2007 and attended High Point University in High Pont, North Carolina. She double majored in History and Religion and graduated with a BA in History and Religion in 2011. She then went to Sussex County Community College, in New Jersey to get an AAS in Paralegal Studies, graduating with High Honors in 2015.
As soon as classes ended and grades were in, her long-time (long-distance) boyfriend (who was born and raised in Sanford, NC) proposed; they made the long trip from New Jersey to North Carolina and moved in together. They married in 2016, making her an official bonus mom to her husband’s daughter, Alexandria. In 2018 their daughter, Raven, was born.
Jessica has worked in Law Firms since 2013, in New Jersey and North Carolina, where she started as a receptionist and moved up to Paralegal. She interned with the Warren County Assistant Prosecutor in the spring of 2015, while in school in New Jersey; and when she began working, she started as an Estates Paralegal in 2015 and in 2017 switched to Real Estate; and has been a Real Estate Paralegal since.
Outside of work, Jessica loves to read, spend time with her family, listen to music (ranging from The Beatles to Hard Rock), and is happiest when she is near a body of water! She is also an animal lover owning a Dog, Prudence, a Rabbit, Doug Judy, and two cats, Mina and Nandor.