Jessica Rush rejoined VFG in 2018. She is a multi-talented individual that brings a wide array of skills and experiences to the VFG team. Her varied background includes teaching, entrepreneurial endeavors, office management, operations management, accounting, customer service, retail, sales and conflict resolution.
Jessica earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from the University of Central Florida in 1997. Her coursework focused on organisms and environmental research.
From 1997 to 2000, she taught high school Science, Chemistry and Physics at Calhoun Academy, a private school in St. Matthews, South Carolina. During this time, she was a Coach for the school’s Science Team and served as the Assistant Coach for both the Varsity and JV Cheerleading squads.
In 2000, she owned and operated a 75-seat cafe restaurant and gift shop in a small town in South Carolina. In 2002, Jessica was the office manager for a fertilizer distributor.
By 2007, Jessica had obtained her license to practice as an Enrolled Agent (EA) through the Internal Revenue Service. She practiced full time as an EA through 2012, working to represent commercial and individual clients with tax preparation and tax resolution in front of Federal and State Agencies.
From 2012 to 2014, Jessica was employed by VFG as a marketing and sales coordinator in the Summerville, SC office. From 2014, up until rejoining VFG in 2018, she pursued entrepreneurial opportunities and served as a Implementation Testing Analyst before working her way up to Data Services Operations Manager with Benefitfocus, a Charleston, SC based publicly traded company that provides a market leading benefits management platform.
Jessica resides in Summerville, SC (metro Charleston) along with Chad, her husband, their daughters, Lillian and Sophie and pups, Chloe and Sunshine.