Jessica Rowland, Idaho Stampede Spirit Dance Team Director

YEARS ON TEAM: This will be my 10th year, 3rd year as coach!
BIRTHDAY: January 6
HOMETOWN: Boise, Idaho
OCCUPATION: School counselor
DANCE TRAINING: I've danced since the age of 5 for various studios around the Treasure Valley, participated on Boise State's Maneline Dance Team for two years and joined the Stampede Spirit when I was 20 years old and have been loving it ever since!
NICKNAMES? Cupcake
FAVORITE MOVIE: Step Brothers
FAVORITE ACTOR: Zach Galifinakas because he's hilarious!!!
FAVORITE MUSICAL ARTIST: Justin Beiber. Haha, just kidding. I really like Cat Power and Frank Ocean.
SONG TO LISTEN TO: Leaving on a Jetplane by Janis Joplin or Sure Thing by Miguel
GO-TO WEBSITE: Google! Google knows everything!!
FAVORITE BOOK: That's a tough one... I real ALL the time. I really enjoyed reading "The Red Tent." I'm currently reading "Wild" and I love it so far. I love memoirs and nonfiction, mostly.
FAVORITE PRO OR COLLEGE TEAM, OTHER THAN THE STAMPEDE? The Raiders!
FAVORITE FOOD: What food do I not love should be the question! I could probably eat Mexican food all day every day. Chips and salsa, street tacos, taco salad, fajitas. YUM. When I have a sweet tooth, I'm all about ice cream, preferably vanilla with chocolate syrup or coffee.
FAVORITE QUOTE? If things start to happen, don't worry, don't stew. Just go right along and you'll start happening too. - Dr. Seuss
FOUR WORDS TO DESCRIBE YOU? Fun, smart, caring, genuine
WHAT DO YOU DO IN THE OFFSEASON? I really enjoy camping, going up to the lake, doing crafts and working out
WHAT ANIMAL WOULD YOU GET CLOSE TO, ASSUMING IT COULDN'T HURT YOU? Koala bear!!
HOW WOULD YOUR BEST FRIEND DESCRIBE YOU IN ONE WORD? Sweetheart
WHAT IS YOUR GUILTY PLEASURE? Ice cream
TEN YEARS AGO, I WAS... entering my first year of college, stressing about all of the papers and exams, and trying to figure out who I was going to be when I grew up. Made some mistakes along the way, but I'll never have any regrets :)
TEN YEARS FROM NOW, I'LL BE... enjoying a fulfilling career and have a family.
I WOULD DESCRIBE MY CAR AS... His name is Billy. He's a little silver Acura RSX.
I WOULD DESCRIBE MY BEDROOM AS... Organized
ONE THING I LIKE TO DO AFTER A STAMPEDE GAME IS: Eat food! I really enjoy going to Bardenay or Reef after games for some delicious appetizers.
PET PEEVE? When people talk with their mouth full of food. I also hate when people talk on the phone with you while they're eating. Super annoying!
THE BEST PART OF BOISE IS: Everything! I love Boise. There is so much to do here. I love all of our locally owned restaurants especially and I love that Boise feels safe.
ADVICE TO YOUNG DANCERS Pursue your dreams. Never give up. Don't let anyone tell you that you "can't." Follow your heart and surround yourself with positive and supportive people.