Jess was born and raised on a cattle farm in rural Beatrice, AL. He has lived in rural Monroe County his entire life. As an outdoor enthusiast, he has vast experience when working with cattle land, timberland as well as with recreational property used for hunting and fishing. He worked in the forest product industry for 17 years and then pursued a real estate license and the rest is history. He has combined his love for the outdoors and Monroe County to become a land specialist and grown his real estate business as owner of Martin Realty since 2007.