A transplant to Santa Rosa Beach, Florida from Wisconsin, Jessica is passionate about being active, especially outdoors which led her to YOLO Board, conveniently headquartered in her hometown. She appreciates the flexibility of the sport as it allows for the exploration of all types of water environments while also being an activity that can be enjoyed by her whole family, from husband Joe to sons Jacob and Ethan, ages ten and five.

Jessica began racing recreationally in 2008, participating in the annual YOLO Board Stand Up Paddle Series. In 2011, she finished first in the YOLO Board Mileage Builder (Recreational Class) and second in the GUSU Panhandle SUP Classic Series (12’6″ Elite Division). As a YOLO team rider, Jessica is looking forward to competing in new destinations, meeting other paddlers, and spreading the YOLO life philosophy to others, particularly to area youth.

In addition to keeping the D’Aleo household running smoothly, Jessica is a Horticulturist-Landscape Designer and the USTA Florida Jr Team Tennis Local League Coordinator.  She also manages the Sandestin, FL location of YOLO Board Adventures.

What’s your motto in life?
Work Hard, Play Hard
How would you describe your style?
Freedom-loving with a side of practical.
Who or what inspires you?
Being surrounded by Nature, which is what SUP is all about. Nature is such a powerful force, it can be awe inspiring, humbling and evoke emotions that propel people to accomplish great things.
What is your idea of a perfect day?
Wake at sunrise, stand up paddle surf with my husband and kids or flat water paddle alone. Lunch on the beach with family and a casual dinner with friends at home.
In what place do you feel most inspired?
Parfey’s Glen State Natural Area within the Devil’s Lake State Park in Wisconsin and sitting on the dock at sunset on the Choctawhatchee Bay in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.
What is your greatest indulgence?
I’ve had to hold back but given the opportunity I indulge in PLANTS, some girls buy shoes I love plants.
Who are your heroes in real life?
Survivors and those that thrive after life-altering events.