Jessica Cliff, owner and instructor at the U.S. Shuai Chiao Kung Fu Academy will be representing the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce as the new 2018 President. Jessica came to Cleveland 18 years ago from a small town in New York where she grew up as the 6th generation on her fathers concord grape farm. She went to college in Grand Rapids, MI at Cornerstone University where she earned her Physical Education degree in 2005 with a minor in Communication. During her summers in Cleveland she worked at STAR at Playhouse Square as a singing server where she put into practice her years of classical vocal training at SUNY Fredonia in NY. At STAR she met her husband, Daniel Cliff who introduced her to Martial Arts.
Daniel and Jessica married in 2007 and have 3 beautiful children – Ryan (23), Danica (5) and Daegan (1). Since meeting Daniel and growing her family, Jessica has actively pursued her training in Martial Arts. She has competed in multiple tournaments throughout the USA and world wide and has earned a place on the Team USA for Shuai Chiao.
When Jessica and Daniel decided to open a Martial Arts school they looked for a community with a great school system, a community of growing businesses, a family community and a centralized location that allowed them to service multiple cities. They ended up opening in Brooklyn in 2011. Jessica has sat on the board of directors for the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce for 4 years and is now very excited to have been chosen to serve as the Chambers 2018 President.