Jessica KjeldenForman, ND: Jessica Dawn Kjelden was born February 23, 1979 in Lisbon, ND to Alfred Arnold and Deborah Louise (Cossette) Kjelden. She grew up and attended school in Forman, graduating from Sargent Central High School in 1997. During her high school career, Jess was very active in sports and music. She continued her education at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN where she graduated in 2001 with a degree in Social Work. All the while Jessica was in college, she worked as a Certified Nurses Assistant at the Eventide Home in Fargo.
After receiving her education, Jess worked for Minnesota Relay as an operator, assisting deaf people with communication by telephone. She later attended school in Wahpeton and became a Certified Pharmacy Technician.