Jan is a native of Arizona, as is her husband Bob and all three or their children. She grew up in an Air Force family and when her father retired, the family returned to Tucson where Jan finished high school. Wanting to spread her wings, she traveled 120 miles north to Tempe where she attended and graduated from Arizona State University.
She began her career as a buyer and later, procurement manager for AlliedSignal/Honeywell. Bob retired in 1999 and Jan was able to leave as well. She and Bob bought the first of seven RVs, even selling their home in 2004 and traveling full time for a year. They have logged over 120,000 miles and loved every minute of it. Jan and Bob live in Mesa in the winter and bought in the Village in 2005. They love the community, especially the close friendships they have formed. Jan has enjoyed working on the Activities Committee and she and her husband Bob have enjoyed sponsoring many events.
They have three grown children, nine grandchildren and one great-grand daughter, all living in the Phoenix area. Jan is currently president of the Arizona State Chapter of the Philanthropic, Educational Organization for Women (P.E.O. Sisterhood). P.E.O. Sisterhood is keeping her pretty busy this year. Jan is a certified ceramics instructor and loves to quilt.