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Jessica Claire
  • , , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
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Professional Summary

Self-motivated multi-business entrepreneur, adept at using innovative strategies and networks in order to co-create opportunities to solve complex rural, social, cultural and economic problems using arts, history, and education. Skilled in facilitating creative team problem solving, using complex strategy development in order to build greater capacity.

As the founder of Reclaim Community, a 501(c)3, I have had to embody patience, persistence, and determination in overcoming adversity in order to build capacity and resilience through 7 years of efficient resource management, and delivering mission-critical results. I shine when I connect with other creative changemakers and work towards a common vision as a team.

Hyperlexic, highly communicative, with post-graduate-level research, reading, writing and presentation skills.

Experienced in grant writing, administration, and project management, as well as a university research assistant, with complex data analysis abilities and background in Sociological Research Methods and Statistics.

17 years of experience as self-employed multiple business owner

7 years of self-directed nonprofit work, often working remotely with regional travel.

Trained grassroots community organizer, storyteller, artist, public speaker, and advocate for social restorative justice and inclusion.

  • Think3D Leaders of Tomorrow program, 2022
  • AARP South Dakota State Walking College Fellow, 2021
  • Participant of Rethos; Places Reimagined's 2021 Revitalize MN Task Force, advocating for the extension of the State Historic Tax Credit, and provided testimony in favor of it for the Minnesota House and Senate Taxation Committees.
  • Trained in Principles of Grassroots Community Organizing by the Western Organization of Research Councils, 2019
  • Minnesota Main Street Community Leader Training, by the Minnesota Historical Society & Rethos; Places Reimagined, 2019

  • Post-graduate-level research, reading, writing, and communication skills
  • Familiar with PC, Mac, Adobe, Quickbooks
  • Quickly and easily learns and integrates new information, technology, programs, and applications.
  • Experienced in website management, blog content creation, and social media marketing strategies connecting a broad online audience on multiple platforms
Founder, President/DirectorExecutive, 12/2015 - Current
  • Empowering communities to strategically reinvest in historic assets while improving education, employment, environmental resource management in order to facilitate greater, more equitable rural economic revitalization, through innovative, incremental, sustainable adaptive reuse of historic infrastructure assets.
  • Acting Executive Director, recruited 6 Board Members, actively leading project management, grant administration, facilitating board meetings, directing public relations, networking with grassroots organizations, public leaders, local governments, historical societies, state preservation organizations and community development foundations to open a Heritage Preservation Trades technical and arts school in Jasper, MN.
  • Research grant funding, write grant proposals, manage grant reporting and milestones.
  • Strategize fundraising campaigns and hosted over 25 fundraisers, dozens of annual community work-days, hosted community forums, manage volunteer work and projects.
  • Created and monitored promotional, marketing and fundraising approaches to increase capacity and resources.
  • Awarded over $330,000 in successful grants to date
  • In 2022, completed our first $173,000 construction project, masonry reconstruction of Bauman Hall.
Seamstress and Designer, 01/2016 - Current
  • Independently contracted by businesses and individual customers to design unique clothing, accessories and upholstery for commercial and residential settings
  • Drew patterns and cut fabric pieces, assembled and sewed to create finished product
  • Managed all day to day business activities, from creation to delivery; bookkeeping, inventory, production, marketing, advertising, and all other business related activities.
  • Apprenticed with a local upholstery shop to develop additional techniques
Owner, Operator, Licensed Massage Therapist, 03/2008 - 09/2022
Restoration Massage Therapy , , Sioux Falls, SD
  • Provided professional therapeutic massage therapy services to clients in nurturing, holistic private office setting.
  • Pursued professional development skills in Advanced Orthopedic Massage and Integrative Manual Therapy for Chronic Pain Conditions
  • Completed Nutritional Therapy Practitioner Certification aiding clients with symptom alleviation, support, and education through custom individually tailored holistic nutritional plans
  • Managed day to day business operations, scheduling, marketing, product sales and inventory, business accounting, tax preparation, and HIPAA compliant health professional records.
Nutritional Therapy Practitioner: Nutritional Therapy, Expected in 2013
Nutritional Therapy Association - Olympia, WA,
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Certificate in Massage Therapy: Massage Therapy, Expected in 2005
Colorado Institute of Massage Therapy - Colorado Springs, CO
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Bachelor of Arts: Sociology, Psychology, Criminal Justice, Expected in 05/2003
South Dakota State University - Brookings,
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Graduated with Honors

Member of Alpha Kappa Delta, International Sociological Honor Society

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School Attended

  • Nutritional Therapy Association
  • Colorado Institute of Massage Therapy
  • South Dakota State University

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  • Founder, President/DirectorExecutive
  • Seamstress and Designer
  • Owner, Operator, Licensed Massage Therapist


  • Nutritional Therapy Practitioner
  • Certificate in Massage Therapy
  • Bachelor of Arts

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