Owner/Director of Admissions & Marketing
Heartland Welding Academy is Jessica’s first endeavor in the welding industry, but she has been married to a welder for 10 years. Her background is in marketing and promotion and she holds both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Mass Communication. Jessica handles admissions as well as marketing at HWA.
Jessica grew up in Missouri and met Chuck while he was on an outage project at a nuclear plant close to where she was attending college. Since getting married in 2008, they have lived in Tennessee, Texas and now Wichita. Free time is spent chasing around their four-year-old son. Jessica is a huge sports fan, especially the Chicago Cubs. There are two seasons in the Friedrichs’ house: Winter and Baseball.
Even though Jessica hasn’t always been in the welding industry she is a believer and has seen first-hand the opportunities trade skills can offer.
“Work ethic, networking and opportunity can get you just as far, if not further than, a college education. Formal education has its value, but it’s not the only path and it doesn’t guarantee success.”