Jessie is a Montana native who grew up in the small town of Deer Lodge, Montana. She attended college at the University of Montana where she completed her MBA. Shortly after graduating, her love of travel and a career opportunity sent her to Richmond, Virginia. A few years later and upon her return to her home state, Jessie picked up her old hobby of sewing with her Grandma’s 1950’s Bernina as her first machine. She started sewing again making clothes, blankets, and crafts as presents for her family and friends.
Jessie was asked by a close family friend about designing and producing multiple puppy collars for her expanding dog breeding business. She wanted a safe and cheerful product to easily identify the puppies. After some trial and error, and a few repeat orders - Montana Grrl was born.
Jessie lives and works in Missoula and was lucky enough to find both her dogs, Bunter, a Boxer cross and Cubby, a Scottie, in local shelters. They oversee and provide inspiration in the production of all Montana Grrl items with exclusive modeling contracts. On many occasions, they assist Jessie in the shipping process by enjoying a ride to the post office with the windows rolled all-the-way-down.
We are excited to be featuring Jessie’s collars on dogIDs.com! We love the unique fabric prints and designs she uses to create her fun and trendy collars.