In the third grade, Jessica Dudley fell in love with the idea that her words had the power to connect and inspire others when she received an award for a Choose Your Own Adventure book complete with crayon box turned treasure chest companion piece; that summer, she sold handmade greeting cards to neighbors for 10 cents each.
After graduating from Washougal High School, she enrolled at Portland State University on a golf scholarship. Three years later, she graduated with honors and a degree in communication studies with an emphasis in public relations.
She honed her writing and media relations skills at Oregon Health & Science University and Waggener Edstrom Worldwide—the second largest private public relations firm in the world—and helped global giants like Microsoft, Starbucks, and T-Mobile, land on the front page of top international publications.
While at Waggener Edstrom, she received an industry award for her work on the launch of Microsoft’s online personal health record, HealthVault, and managed Microsoft’s speaker and sponsorship program where she wrote business correspondence on behalf of high profile executives like Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer.
Despite great success in the corporate world, Jessica felt something was missing and moved back to her hometown where she draws on 17 years of experience to help small businesses and groups in SW Washington with their marketing, brand strategy, and writing needs.
Columbia River Realty owner, Charline Wright, says Jessica helped brand her business as a forward thinking brokerage with deep local roots, that is staffed by brokers who care about helping the community grow responsibly and who are driven to help clients reach their real estate goals.
Jessica also helps several local businesses and community groups including Dinner in White on the Columbia and the Downtown Washougal Association. She's written more than 50 professional bios and her writing has appeared in five local publications.
In her free time, Jessica and her husband, John, can be found remodeling their 1910 bungalow in historic downtown Camas and walking their Labradoodle puppy, Fancy.