Tess was born to a military Mother and Father in Georgia. At about six months of age, her father decided to move the family down to Florida where she grew up and became a “True Floridian”. She was raised in a very rural town on 12 acres, where at the age of 3 she got what every girl wants for Christmas: a pony. Tess enjoyed a childhood with riding, camping, and floating down the Ichetucknee River before heading off to college in Gainesville, FL. Once completing her college degree, she moved to Tampa to begin her professional career. Through the circumstances of life that can be spurs in our sides, she found herself back in North Florida, where she lives on a 20+ acre horse boarding facility and continues her passion for riding as an Adult Amateur.