Jessica Kirst was born in Silver Creek, NY, a small town 45 minutes south of Buffalo. (And as such, she has not gotten over the Bills’ 4 consecutive visits, and subsequent losses, in Super Bowls XXV-XXVIII.) With original plans of entertaining a large television audience by replacing Oprah Winfrey as a famous talk show host, she quickly realized her BA in Communications from the University of Dayton was more suited to a smaller role in broadcast television.
So, she city hopped from Dayton to Cincinnati to Memphis, finally landing in Wilmington, NC for the LSM position with WECT in 2010. A few years later, Jessica decided to join a full service advertising agency which allowed her to serve her clients in a much larger capacity.
She is insanely passionate about the marketing and advertising industry and proves it by meeting with her clients more than they care to see her. She calls this “attention to detail” and her clients don’t argue with that because she’s been an integral part of growing their businesses.
When Jessica isn’t meeting with her clients, or seeing reps and vendors for lunch or coffee, she’s helping her kids, Quincie and Brennan, launch their homemade guacamole business (a delicious venture), playing endless games of ball with their “Bronx Terrier” Buddy the Puppy, training and/or running in marathons, watching her favorite Ohio State Buckeyes, or travelling a whole, whole lot with her boo, Dave.
Asked to describe Jessica, those closest to her had this to say:
Our mom is the best in the world.” — Quincie & Brennan
Best travel companion, mother and partner ever.” — Dave
May your intelligence, wit, pride & common sense carry you on through college and into a career of moral, ethical & monetary success. Along that way may your bedroom & truck be declared the next Love Canal.” — Jessica’s parents (as printed in her high school yearbook)
She’d sleep in our conference room if we let her… yet we don’t mind because we wouldn’t know what to do without her.” — An Eagle Eye Marketing Client
My business partner has a heart of gold, a car that resembles a (for real) Hoarders episode, and the personality of a 2-month old Labrador Retriever.” — Jennifer Bloech