Jesse, like his parents, grew up in Manchester, NH. Jesse’s parents attended L’École Saint-Georges which was a bilingual school with instruction received in both English and French. Jesse has traced all branches of his family tree back to towns in Québec. He is on the Board of Trustees of the Franco-American Centre of Manchester.
Jesse is a product of Manchester’s Catholic school system, having attended St. Anthony Elementary School, St. Joseph Junior High School and Trinity High School. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in History from the George Washington University in DC and a Juris Doctor Degree from Temple University in Philadelphia. At Temple, Jesse was a member of the Temple Law Review.
Jesse has served two terms as a State Representative in the New Hampshire General Court. He currently works as an Academic Advisor at Southern New Hampshire University.
Mike grew up in Laconia, NH. His Memere would make Pork Pie for the holidays but that was about all he knew about his French-Canadian heritage. His Mom and Memere would speak French when they didn’t want him or his dad to know what they were talking about.
Mike went to Lyndon State College and earned a A.S. in Television Production and a B.A. in Literature and Cultural studies. He married the love of his life in 2010 and lives in Hudson, NH with his partner and their son Bryce.
Mike was honored that Jesse asked him to be a part of this project. It’s a great way to learn more about part of his past he knows very little about and he’s excited to get back to editing audio and maybe even video in the future.