Jessie Aamodt (then Worner) grew up in rural Breckenridge MN. She is grateful to have had a wonderful Mom and Dad, sister and brother. She feels so blessed to have had such a great foundation and beautiful childhood. Jessie grew up in a great church that taught her the love and mercy of Jesus, how to love others and follow after God. Jessie met Ryan (her future husband, her rock, her love) Ryan in that little church. They began dating when she was a senior in high school and he was a freshman in college. They were married about a year and a half later. They have 3 children, 2 sons, Brock and Carter and a daughter, Allison. There have been many highlights in their lives, but for them getting the privilege of being parents to those three is a blessing nothing else will ever match!
Jessie worked as a Licensed Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in Long Term Care for over 20 years, at Park Christian School as the Head Cheer Team coach for 10 years, and for Girl Scouts - Dakota Horizons in membership and outreach. Jessie and her daughter Allison like to volunteer for many different opportunities in the community. If it involves connecting with people and creativity you can count them in!
Jessie discovered the International Pageant system through her friend Janelle. She didn't think she could even stand on the stage when she first considered it. But, thanks to Janelle and many other amazing women she took that first scary step and the next and the next. As she did, she found passion and purpose that burned in her heart and on her 3rd try, she was thrilled to have the opportunity to serve as Mrs. North Dakota International 2019!
As her year as Mrs. North Dakota International 2019 was coming to a close, there was another surprise in store for her. The girl who was always told she talks to much found a perfect place to land. Bo Janssen from 106.9 The Eagle (who has become a good friend and work partner) reached out to her about guest hosting a radio show. This turned into an offer to co-host a new morning show, "Bo Janssen in the Morning with Jessie Aamodt"! You never know where those first scary steps will lead, but if you can muster the faith to take them you just might find the place you were meant for.
Jessie wants to let others know that each of us has unique, God-given talents and abilities and that we are meant to use them. That when you feel your life does not have meaning or purpose that only means you have not yet found your place to shine. Do not give up, keep searching and you will find that spotlight that was meant just for you. A place where you will feel purposeful, fulfilled and all that you were created to be!
Her journey has now led her to be the Assistant Director of the North Dakota International Pageants. She deems it a privilege to guide other women on this journey to finding their passion and purpose!
My Signature Badge Workshop Series
Take Heart Girl Scout Badge Workshop
in partnership with International Pageants
Take Heart means to gain courage and confidence in a difficult situation and that's just what the women and girls I invite to share have done.
My special guests have included:
Ava Hill, Miss North Dakota International 2019, she shared on her platform The Peyton Heart Project, which is an anti-bullying program.
Jessica Pergande, Mrs. Cass County International 2019, she gave us education and skills with her platform the American Heart Association.
MacKenzie Johnson, Miss Teen North Dakota International 2019. Her platform, This Ability Not Disability shares how to focus on the positive in the midst of having a disability; inclusiveness and how to treat others with kindness.
Ashley Rae Klinger, Mrs. North Dakota International 2016, Mrs. Midwest International 2017 shared on her platform and foundation, The Cope Well Foundation. She teaches all survivors how we can Cope Well to Live Well.
I myself, Jessie Aamodt, Mrs. North Dakota International 2019 lead girls through the Girl Scout Way Badge. I share Girl Scout traditions, our founder's story and how Girl Scouts started, where we have been and where we are going and why we are so important for girls!
My main goal is that each person that attends will leave knowing their value, that they have a purpose and how Girl Scouts can help them achieve it!