My name is Jesse-James Bentley. I’m a twenty-nine year old American
➸ Houston-born ➸ Bay Area-raised.
I’m a student at De Anza College.
For several years after high school I never committed to college. I guess I was waiting for an amazing opportunity to fall into my lap. However, as I approached my twenty-sixth birthday, and as my younger brother completed his final year at San Jose State University — and graduated! — I certainly felt the burn of reality’s overbearing presence. I decided to quit fucking around and get serious about school and find what my passion is.
I’m certainly talented in many aspects. I’m quite creative. I know a bit of this and a bit of that. But knowing how to order in an Italian restaurant or fold paper into origami or random strands of HTML can’t possibly get me an adequate profession. I already know I’m smart. It’s time for me to start focusing my smarts towards a positive goal.
I’m currently working at All Bay Powder Coatings as a Marketing Strategy Analyst.
My role in this company grew out from an internship. Now, I work in a significant aspect of the business where my talents are fresh assets. It’s a very equal give-and-take and not many other youngsters can say that about their roles within a company.
I’m also currently working at Whole Foods Market as a Payroll Processing Specialist.
I rose up the ranks in this company quite quickly. Like in All Bay Powder Coatings, my role developed rapidly from a part time Produce Service Team Member working on the sales floor to a Store Graphic Artist/Signmaker to a Payroll & Benefits Processor to my current position.
I have an interest in film, film-making, art, photography, web design, politics, history, language, books, diy tech stuff, gardening, vegetarianism, gluten-free recipes, juice recipes, cooking, fitness, learning to swim, learning to surf, learning how to build a fancy looking computer, & tons of other goals. I may get stuck every know and then. I will fail at some things. But I’m going to keep doing what I’m doing.
Wish me luck!