Jessi Bostad grew up in Austin, Texas and graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a BA in Studio Art in 2005. An avid outdoor enthusiast, she moved to Portland in 2006 to run up mountains and cycle around Oregon. Since living in Portland she has been featured in numerous local art shows, and displayed artwork in local businesses in North Portland. Mural Work can be seen at the following local businesses: The Montessori House of St. Johns, Steelhead Coaching and Personal Training, & Bikram Yoga St. Johns.