Jess KowalskiYouth Program Director

Jess has been working within the adventure program and youth program industry for over 10 years. She has a Bachelors degree in Adventure Education from Unity College right here in Maine! She has previously worked for local programs like The Leadership School at Camp Kieve and Summit Achievement.


Jess started climbing in the Fall of 2009 and hasn’t stopped since. You may have seen her around at EVO Portland in previous years working at the front desk and as a youth program instructor. After spending a year in The Eastern Sierra region of California Jess has returned to her EVO family and is very happy to be back.


Some of her favorite climbing locations are: Bishop, CA, Indian Creek, UT, and Rumney, NH.