Jessica Cadmus grew up in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The third of ten children, she learned a solid work ethic early, cleaning the office building her father managed at the tender age of seven alongside two older brothers who were eight and 10.
“My father is a beautiful human being,” she shared. “With a family of 12, he knew we’d have to learn to make our own way. We were hustlers and we didn’t want a paper route. By the time I was 14 I was working clearing tables at a fine dining restaurant across the street from our house. In college I worked two jobs.”
It was during college that Cadmus began to smoke cannabis on a regular basis, out of necessity.
“Smoking was a survival tool,” she explained. “I tended bar until two in the morning, then had a job at a bagel shop at six, then classes and studying most of the day. Smoking cannabis helped me calm down so I could sleep – that was my main goal, to get some rest so I could get up and do it all over again.”
Courtesy of Jessica CadmusAfter college Cadmus worked in New York City and lived in Brooklyn for 20 years. After marrying and starting a family, she came back to Eastern Pennsylvania to raise her kids with her husband in a stone farmhouse built in 1799. She now commutes to the city where she’s a wardrobe stylist for Manhattan’s elite.
“I have a triple major in communications, political science, and English writing, but ended up in finance,” she said. “After ten years at Goldman Sachs, I’m now styling for partners there, a few managing directors at Morgan Stanley, a number of hedge funds, and actors and models in Los Angeles.”
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Author: Sharon Letts / High Times