Born in Oak Bluff, Manitoba, Tess began her hockey career at seven years old. Her minor hockey days were spent playing with the boys and later transitioned to play female hockey in grade ten where she played for Balmoral Hall’s Prep hockey program. From there Tess was a member of Team Manitoba and was invited to Team Canada’s U18 camps. After her high school career, Tess got recruited to play university hockey for Bemidji State University Beavers (NCAA DI). The WCHA Scholar-Athlete received a full-ride scholarship and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science. Upon graduation, Tess played overseas in Gothenburg, Sweden before returning home to enroll herself into further education for massage therapy. Tess will serve as the Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) for Testify Performance as well as the assistant coach for the Female Midget RHA program.