Jesse Mestrovic was born and raised in Wheeling, grew up in Elm Grove and walked to Bridge Street Middle School. He graduated from Wheeling Park High School in 2004 before receiving a bachelor’s degree in biology and a master’s in recreation, parks and tourism resources from West Virginia University. He also studied abroad with the WVU Exchange Program in Vienna, Austria, and was selected to return to Austria for a summer internship at the Donau-Auen National Park. After graduate school, he worked at Stonewall Resort State Park as park naturalist before being promoted to superintendent I at Tomlinson Run State Park. Jesse also served as the first executive director of the Greater Moundsville Convention & Visitors Bureau promoting Marshall County’s attractions, events and activities. He currently is the director of parks and recreation for the City of Wheeling. Jesse is an avid outdoorsman, kayaker, runner and cyclist who loves connecting people to the outdoors. He is extremely fortunate to have made a career out of his passion for recreation, parks and tourism.