Jessica comes from a diverse background with unique experiences which she attributes to her “military brat” upbringing. Furthermore, she comes from a family with Panamanian (Central American) heritage by way of Jamaica, West Indies. With that, she has acquired a deep love for culture, art, travel, and education.
She has earned her Master’s degree in Counseling, a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, a Child Care Director’s Credential, and is pursuing a PhD in Psychology. Along with her professional training, she has over 20 years of experience working with people in various community and educational settings. Her experience includes social work; where some of her duties ranged from working with at-risk youth, homelessness, and educational development. She then started working in higher education dealing with crisis management, personal development, behavior modification,student life and event planning. Later she decided to pick up new skills that related to her love for art and design.
Jessica’s latest pursuits include event production, casting, web design, graphic design and social media integration. Over the years, she has served as the COO of Fierce Entertainment Management, LLC where she has co-founded events such as Orlando International Fashion Week, FEN Social (Orlando & Atlanta), Winter Park Fashion Week, and Fierce Entertainment Fest, with her brother and business partner, Rob Henlon. Under Fierce Entertainment Management they have launched a line of branded apparel “Always Fierce”, a Fierce Entertainment Magazine and Fierce Entertainment Studios (an event space, photography studio, and classroom).
Launching Fierce Entertainment Management, LLC has been the perfect outlet for Jessica, as this is where she is able to spend her spare time meeting new people while producing beautiful experiences and high-end productions with great attention to detail. The secret to her success is her relatability and listening skills which is the core of her educational background and lifelong training.
Jessica is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and has a passion for community service.