Board of Directors

Jessica Montague, Psychologist

Having lived exclusively in large cities until moving to Humboldt four years ago, Jessica Montague was inspired by the innovative, quality-driven entrepreneurs in the area producing top-tier goods that rivaled much of what she found in New York and San Francisco. Jessica has taught and supervised at HSU in the psychology undergraduate and graduate programs. Currently, she is a therapist in private practice in Arcata with a focus on couples and families. Jessica understands the importance of supporting local business as a means of strengthening the local economy and building economic resilience in the area. Economic vitality directly impacts the overall livelihood, health and mental health of Humboldt County residents. She is part of the North Coast Grant Making Partnership where she represents the Footprint Foundation as a trustee. She sits on the Evaluation Committee for First 5 Humboldt and has aligned work with the 0-8 Children’s Mental Health Collaborative. A general do-gooder, people person, and systems thinker, she brings to the board a passion for supporting people, good business, good ideas and community building in Humboldt.