Jess has an extensive background in strategic planning, non-profit management and brand marketing. As a media expert, Jess has served as a consultant with first responder and law enforcement agencies, guiding them through hands-on media scenarios in tactical situations. Jess has produced and directed various media for training law enforcement such as the Tactical Handgun Qualification Course for the Colorado Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST).
As a graduate of Temple University specializing in communication and law, Jess has his Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction, and is passionate about creating cutting edge training and certification programs serving a wide variety of clientele including corporate, non-profit, government and education agencies.
Stainbrook led media and training efforts assisting and creating resources with Governor John Hickenlooper and Mayor Michael Hancock through the City and County of Denver for both the Denver Road Home Program and the Family and Senior Homeless Initiative managed through the Denver Rescue Mission.
Stainbrook is currently leading legislative efforts for house bills in Colorado, Utah, New York, Pennsylvania and Alabama supporting people living with disabilities as part of his work as the Executive Director of the Invisible Disabilities® Association. Alaska was the first state to pass the legislation approving the use of designated symbols on government IDs for voluntary disclosure of disabilities to allow for better interactions with law enforcement and other emergency first responders.
Stainbrook speaks regularly at universities, government agencies and corporations advocating for people living with invisible disabilities. He also serves as a communication professor teaching visual storytelling, visual culture, graphic design and digital media at Colorado Christian University.
Jess Stainbrook is known for building successful media companies, producing innovative media programming and leading strategic non-profit growth and outreach initiatives. In the broadcast television field, Jess has received 8 Emmy Awards and 29 nominations. His clients include MTV, ESPN, PBS, Discovery Channel, A&E and many others. Jess has produced and directed major sports programming at events such as the Olympics, World Cup Skiing, Formula 1 Grand Prix, NASCAR, and live broadcast events at the NFL Super Bowl.