Dream Car: DeLorean Time Machine (from Back to the Future)
First Car: 2007 Roush 427R
Dream Adventure: Base jumping off the Burj Khalifa building in Dubai
Furry Family Member: Great Dane named Leeroy Dale Jenkins (a.k.a. “Dale”)
B.R.A.K.E.S. added a full-time staffer to the team last year with a very familiar last name. Jessie Herbert, Doug’s youngest child – and sister to Jon and James – became a regular presence in the office and at school weekends around the country.
Jessie is another example of the ripple effect that car crashes can cause among families, friends and whole communities. But like her father, Jessie has turned tragedy into inspiration, finding motivation in the memory of her brother Jon’s weekly visits to a nearby senior center to spend time with the elderly and James’ frequent demonstrations of generosity with children and those less fortunate than himself. Jessie started her work at B.R.A.K.E.S. by helping out on the phones but has since completed B.R.A.K.E.S.’ rigorous instructor training course and even joined the board to help the charity enlist more young people in the mission.
For 2018, Jessie will be balancing her charity work with school work as she attends college classes in the area, but she’ll still be an integral part of the B.R.A.K.E.S. team.