Growing up in Orlando, Florida during the age before Disney, Jan earned her degrees from the University of Central Florida in Limnology and Accounting. After graduating, she worked for 18 years for the US Postal Service in various positions. Her focus, however, was to experience what nature offered and to help protect the environment throughout the state and beyond. Jan and her husband became wildlife rehabilitators caring for many different species of wildlife who were either orphaned or injured due to the rapid development of the state.
After decades spent enjoying the lakes, rivers, springs and the ocean waters of the sunshine state, Jan, her husband, three dogs and a paraplegic cat relocated to the beautiful front range city of Boulder, Colorado. The next breathtakingly beautiful place to live would be Sedona, Arizona.
New to Sedona, Jan enjoyed hiking, exploring, and volunteering with the Friends of Forest, the US Forest Service and for Paw Prints thrift shop. Volunteering at the small Sedona visitor center located at the historic Forest Service buildings on Brewer Road was a special experience, one where she met seasoned individuals who knew the land and cared for its well-being. Eighteen years ago, she became the KSB office manager and feels fortunate each day for having been selected.
Jan loves to be in nature whenever possible and loves to travel, to be surrounded by beauty in many different forms, to create, and to play.