Pining for a Maine adventure, Jessica Bass arrived in Bar Harbor during the summer of 2011. While working for Downeast Windjammer Cruises she gained her sea legs and decided to jump ship permanently. Jessica transferred from Rutgers University, the State University of New Jersey, to the University of Maine at Augusta to complete her goal of obtaining a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education. Shortly after, she found herself trapped by a Bass Harbor lobsterman and welcomed two children with the Tremont native.
Despite being born and raised in New Jersey, Jessica has a strong connection with the Mount Desert Island community. She currently serves on the Bass Harbor Library Board of Trustees, Tremont Consolidated School Committee and chairs Tremont’s Recreational Board. When she is not devoting her time to her surrounding community, she spends it with family on the F/V Tenacious. As the rental coordinator, Jessica prioritizes upholding the Knowles standard of customer service and works alongside the rental agents to insure all visitors embrace and enjoy Maine—the way life should be.