Episode #17- Jes Biondo

The One with Jes Biondo

Today is extra special to the Collected family because we are interviewing our very own Jes Biondo!

Jes is a podcaster, calligrapher, and 6th Grade Social Studies teacher! She holds a master's degree in International Education and Development and has spent much of her adult life serving and teaching in other countries. Jes is passionate about seeing people walk in their true identities and reconnect with their God-given creativity!

In an effort to reclaim her own creativity, she launched her first side-hustle, Sprezza Foundry, in 2016. Since then, God has used her love of hand lettering, watercolor, and whimsy to open many unexpected doors! In 2017, she teamed up with Tia McNelly and Mikala Hooper to form Collected Workshops, and in 2018 they gave God a new “yes” and dove headfirst into The Collected Podcast!


A Two on the Enneagram and natural people pleaser of the most genuine kind, Jes ushers the peace of Christ into every environment. Her authenticity and joyful disposition put Collected attendees and podcast listeners at ease as she gently pushes them outside their comfort zones to take hold of courage to try new things.



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