Jesse is a kid in Northwest Washington who is friends with Willy, a orca held captivity in a SeaWorld knock-off park. Jesse used to be the child of Violette before his mom abandon him, forcing him to use all his money to buy plane tickets to Washington (a place that he always wanted to go). He currently lives in a foster home, hoping to be adopted.
As for Willy, he used to live in a SeaWorld in San Antonio, TX where he met William's Orca. They were friends for 3 months before Willy was forced to move to Northwest Washington where he still lives today.