Jesse BurkePlayed by:
Reading, Intelligent women, romance, light - rough sexDislikes/Turn offs:
Confrontations, abusive people, those with a sense of entitlement. Specialty:
Jesse was born and raised in the tenements of Chicago. He grew up in a poor and hostile environment with drugs, gangs, and violence all around him. He never knew his father and lost an older brother to gang violence. He spent a lot of time in public libraries to avoid trouble on the streets. There he found his love of nature and agriculture.
Jesse survived his childhood better than most in that area. But he didn't avoid trouble completely. He was hospitalized several times in his youth for stab wounds, and once he was treated for a gunshot wound in his right thigh. He carries plenty of souvenirs of his hometown.
He managed to get a job during high school in a small engine shop, repairing lawn mowers and the like, which also helped him stay out of trouble. He saved his money with the secret desire to attend college. He continued working a whole year after high school before going to college to save more money.
Once in college, Jesse focused his studies on agriculture, and dabbled in botany. Living for so long among lifeless gray buildings and run down brick row houses, he craved nature. It gave him an outlet for his energies. Finding a food source that would help end the kind of hunger he had seen growing up was very important to him.
He excelled in school and joined the program to be a part of something ground breaking, something that would make a difference to the world. He wanted to be a part of history. Additional Character Info:
He is usually quiet and reserved, traits he adapted growing up avoiding conflict and violence. He tries to avoid confrontation. He will protect himself if he thinks he is in danger though.