Who Am I?

My name is Jesse-James Bentley.

I’m a twenty-seven year old American.

I am Houston-born, Bay Area-raised.

I speak French, Spanish, and English. I am also fluent in American Sign Language.

I’m a student at De Anza College.

For several years after high school I never committed to college. I guess I was waiting for an amazing opportunity to fall into my lap. However, as I approached my twenty-sixth birthday, and as my younger brother completed his freshman year at San Jose State University, I certainly felt the burn of reality’s overbearing presence. I decided to quit fucking around and get serious about school and find what my passion is.

I’m certainly talented in many aspects. I’m quite creative. I know a bit of this and a bit of that. But knowing how to order in an Italian restaurant or fold paper into origami or random strands of HTML can’t possibly get me an adequate profession. I already know I’m smart. It’s time for me to start focusing my smarts towards a positive goal.

I’m currently interning at All Bay Powder Coatings.

For the first time in a long time, I’m in a role where I partake in every aspect of a business. Moreover, I am also in a position where my talents are fresh assets to the business. It’s a very equal give-and-take and not many other youngsters can say that about their roles within a company.

I have an interest in film, film-making, art, photography, web design, politics, history, language, books, diy tech stuff, gardening, vegetarianism, gluten-free recipes, juice recipes, cooking, fitness, learning to swim, learning to surf, learning how to build a fancy looking computer, & tons of other goals. I may get stuck every know and then. I will fail at some things. But I’m going to keep doing what I’m doing. Wish me luck.