Why I Chose Pediatrics:

For as long as I can remember, I have always had a baby in my arms, a toddler in my lap or a child’s hand in mind.  After I graduated nursing school, I became a pediatric nurse and have been caring for children ever since. As a Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, my goal is to help parents and families keep their children healthy and safe from birth to young adulthood. I have the unique opportunity to establish long-term relationships with children and families and be a guiding support while watching them grow. There is absolutely nothing better than hearing a child giggle as you put a stethoscope to their little belly while making funny faces. I plan to spend the rest of my life listening to children laugh and educating families and communities to provide the healthiest environment for them to learn and grow.

Special Medical Interests

  • Newborns
  • Breastfeeding
  • Well Child Care
  • Acute illnesses
  • Nutrition/Exercise


  • Undergraduate: BS Nursing, East Carolina University
  • Graduate: MS Nursing, Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, University of Colorado Denver


As a native of Eastern North Carolina native, my favorite thing to do is to spend time outdoors with my family. My husband and two girls keep life entertaining and exciting. I like exploring at the beach, walking trails in the woods, and volunteering at the local fire department. I also enjoy cooking, riding bikes and going to the park. I joined Pirate Pediatrics in 2019.

Notes From Our Patients

I absolutely love the environment and staff! They are very attentive to details and are always available right away when my children are sick. Hands down Pirate Pediatrics is the best in Pitt County! -JP

I love Jessie! She is kind, compassionate and has great bedside manner. She is through and attentive to our children’s needs. -DR