Meet Our New Chief Operating Officer, Jessica Bishop!

Posted by Samantha on April 6th, 2015

Born and raised in small town Oregon, I have been a Northwesterner all my life.  At the age of 18, after small towns, small schools, and life on a farm, I hit the big city carrying some big ambitions and I never looked back.  As a freshman at the University of Washington, where I would earn my Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature, I found myself searching for an opportunity to earn some money and pay for college.  What I found was Student Painters, soon to become the unforeseen pathway towards achieving my long term financial goals.

Student Painters became my passion and over the four summers of my university career I earned more than $75,000 and graduated debt free.  In 1999, after 4 years of hard work and numerous awards for top performance, the company that had fostered my defining college experience, failed financially.  So I founded Student Painters.Net with my co-founding partner Dwayne Bishop.  

I went on to become the majority owner and CEO of Student Painters.Net and spent another 12 years sharing my entrepreneurial spirit with over 450 different Student Managers in six states.  In 2008, I was honored in the Puget Sound Business Journal’s elite 40 under 40.  I remember receiving that recognition and thinking, “Wow! In the last 10 years of my life, we have grown this company from $750,000 to $2.6 million; even earning a spot on the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in America.” 

I exited Student Painters in 2012 and for the next 2 years I owned a small business consulting firm where I advised and provided guidance on HR and operations related issues.  In this capacity I began working for SolTerra as a consultant in January of 2015. It quickly became apparent that there was a clear opportunity for me to run the operations of this dynamic, cutting edge, and conscientious company and help guide it through explosive growth.  Without a moment’s hesitation, I jumped at the chance to join this amazing team of individuals who are caring, engaged and incredibly impactful to our community.

I have been a member and leader in the Entrepreneurs Organization for 9 years and was Volunteer of the Year of the Seattle Chapter.  I have been honored to be a Nellie Cashman Woman Business Owner of the Year Finalist.  Through all of these experiences I have never been as excited as I am about the opportunity that lies ahead for SolTerra Systems and its employees and investors to truly make a difference in our community.  SolTerra has the vision, leadership and resources to change our world, and I am absolutely ecstatic to be a part of the SolTerra Team.


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