Jessica’s family went from the bright lights of New York City to the rolling hills of Kentucky. They moved halfway across the country in order to offer their daughters a different type of life. Jessica’s parents poured every dollar they had into opening a small Italian restaurant in Burlington, Kentucky named Vianna Pizza. Jessica watched them work as hard as two people could work to support their family. This instilled a great sense of entrepreneurship and work ethic in Jessica.
Jessica was blessed with a little brother, Tony. Her parents sold their family business to focus on other careers and she moved to Erlanger at age 12. Growing up in a quiet cul-de-sac in Woodlyn Hills was idyllic. Jessica spent countless hours with her neighbors who have become lifelong friends. One neighbor in particular stood out among the rest and he was Jim Fette.
Jessica graduated from Dixie Heights High School and was awarded the first City of Erlanger Scholarship Award. She received the key to the city and a “Jessica LaCorte Day” in her honor from Mayor Marc Otto and Councilmembers Patty Suedkamp and Vicki Kyle.
Jessica was born into a loving family in Marlboro, New Jersey. Her mother, Melissa, and her father, Vito, both worked in downtown New York City. They had very busy lives but always put family first. They soon welcomed a second daughter, Katie.