About Us

Meet Jessica and Brian

We are the 2020 U.S. silver medalists!

After our previous partnerships ended following the 2017-2018 season, we teamed up in the spring of 2018. In just our second season together, we won the silver medal at the 2020 U.S. Championships in Greensboro, North Carolina and finished in fourth place at the our first ISU Championship event, the 2020 Four Continents Championships in Seoul, South Korea.

We are coached by three-time U.S. champions and three-time world medalists Jenni Meno and Todd Sand. We train at the Great Park Ice and Fivepoint Arena in  Irvine, California.

Thank you for visiting our website and following our journey!

Jessica & Brian

Meet Jessica!

 

Jessica was born February 24, 1995 in Elk Grove Village, Illinois.

She enjoys playing board games with friends, trying new restaurants, going to the beach. She loves an adventure!

How did I start skating?

My grandmother enrolled me in Learn To Skate program at the local park district when I was 5-years-old. 

Favorite thing about skating? Least favorite?

My favorite thing about skating is the discipline it takes to be an elite level athlete. It is great to meet other athletes at competitions and know that you all share that same work ethic.  I also love setting goals and accomplishing them.

My least favorite thing about skating is how mentally demanding it can be.  You train hours on end and only get less than 10 minutes (between both programs) to show how much work you put in.  If things do not go well, it can be very tough to put that one bad skate behind you. Another thing is how you can hold on to the one bad thing someone says about you.  You can’t let those skates or the negative words define who you are as a skater. 

Favorite things

Actor/Actress: Jennifer Lopez, Ryan Reynolds

Movie: The Proposal

TV Shows: Friends, Grey’s Anatomy, New Girl

Song: Anything by Taylor Swift

Colors: Pink, light blue, purple

Animal: Dolphins

Foods: Sushi, pasta with pesto, Oreos

Drink: Lemonade

Quotes:Everything happens for a reason.” 

“I am building a fire, and everyday I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match.” – Mia Hamm

 

Meet Brian!

 

Brian was born November 5, 1995 in Royal Oak, Michigan.

He enjoys working/talking about cars, firearms, golf, bowling, skiing/snowboarding and camping!

How did I start skating?

My mother wanted me to know how to skate at age 3. I liked it so I stuck with it. 

Favorite thing about skating? Least favorite?

My favorite thing about skating is competing and lifting.

My least favorite thing about skating is spinning. 

Favorite things

Actor/Actress: Hugh Jackman, Ryan Reynolds, Scarlett Johansson

Movies: Fury, Saving Private Ryan, Stars Wars Episodes 4-6

TV ShowsAnything by Seth MacFarlane

Magazines: Motortrend and Diesel Power

Songs: Most anything by Metallica or Avenged Sevenfold

Podcast: The WAN Show

Colors: Red

Animal: Bald eagle 

Foods: BACON! Chocolate-chip pancakes

Drink: Dr. Pepper and milk

Quotes:Don’t worry about the things you can’t control. It makes life a lot more relaxing.”

 

Our partnership

“Brian and I had been training mates since he moved to California in 2014. We had different partners at the time. When both our previous partnerships came to an end, we decided to try out. We were both training under the same coach and situated in California already. Nothing on the outside would have to change. We had done lifts together before if one of our partners were injured, so it  was not totally foreign.” – Jessica

“We were both looking for partners at the same time. We had known each other and trained with each other for a long time, so we decided to try it out and it clicked.” – Brian

We are like yin and yang. We balance each other out while we are training. Sometimes I can get caught up in training and get tense. Brian has a very easy going personality. He always reminds me to ease up.” 

Jessica

 

“My favorite thing about Jessica is her work ethic and her humor.” –Brian

 

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