Jessica is an East Coast transplant, now living in San Francisco. Born and raised in Washington DC, she moved to New York to attend NYU, earning Bachelor’s degrees in Journalism and American Literature and a Master’s degree in Business Branding and Corporate Identity. During college, Jessica started working for Donna Karan, eventually becoming publicity manager for the Men’s Collection. She met Cameron in New York in 1999 right after she launched the global fashion sportswear etailer, Boo.com. As CMO, Jessica oversees integrated marketing for Cameron Hughes Wine which includes the Direct to Consumer business (the site you are currently on!), brand partnerships and collaborations, corporate and brand design, digital and print advertising, and public relations.
Jessica’s passion for branding and the customer experience, both online and offline, is evident to all who have met her. Her background in web design and development, traditional marketing and public relations inform her point of view which puts the customer experience above all else. During her tenure at Razorfish, Jess built cutting-edge websites and went on to manage award-winning marketing and public relations programs at Hill & Knowlton. She has worked with both start-ups and publicly held companies introducing new products and revitalizing brands like Elizabeth Arden, Urban Decay, Giorgio Armani, and more.
She and Cameron have been able to combine their unique talents to launch a successful wine company against many odds, the least being that Cameron and Jessica are partners in business and in life. Together they have two daughters, two dogs and one exciting wine company.