This is my featured friend Jessica Pafko Dahlberg. It took almost a year for my Daughter Allie to convince me to do this blog. I contacted Jessica who I have had the immense pleasure of watching grow up to do all the technical end of this site. It has been such an amazing adventure to have this project with her.
I met Jessica when she was 4 1/2 years old – such a little beauty!! My Daughter’s Chelsie & Alllie , Jessica and her sister Alexandra spent countless hours hanging out together- a million nights playing night games in the back yard, spying on the boys, building snow forts & ice skating, the renown slip & slide, Halloween costumes, sleepovers & let’s not forget the video taping of amazing dance & singing routines… now that’s a childhood dream come true!
Pictured (Left to Right): Chelsie, Allie, Tyler, Alexandra, and Jessica
Her Mom Deb & I sat for many hours over the course of many years predicting what our kids would turn out like. I knew Jessica would grow up to be an intelligent, beautiful & successful young women. Jessica possesses her Mother’s loving quality, I have always pictured her with lots of her own babies around her! She is number 2 of 6 kids so she has had a little practice already!
In high school, Jessica played soccer, hockey and track for Blaine High School. She received countless athletic awards including two-year captain of the varsity soccer team (junior and senior year). During her senior year of hockey, Jessica was honored with the Hobey Baker Character award for her commitment, selflessness, academic excellence and sportsmanship.
Jessica then left for college at St. Cloud State University. She was a four-year starter on the NCAA Division 2 soccer team, and again was honored to be a two-year captain during her junior and senior years. Jessica graduated with honors in May of 2011 with a degree in Information Systems and also received a minor in Information Media.