Janet grew up in Altamont, NY where she learned the beauty of service from her parents, Beryl and George. After earning a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University, a Master in Public Health from UNC- Chapel Hill, and becoming a Registered Dietitian she worked in Public Health Nutrition in Delaware and Louisiana. Since moving to Forest, VA in 2000 with her family, she has held several volunteer leadership roles including Forest Elementary School PTA Ways and Means Co-Chair, Vice President and President; she served as an elder at Forest Presbyterian Church, she was co-treasurer for the Jefferson Forest Band Boosters and currently serves as the Virginia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics representative on the Virginia Maternal Mortality Review Board. Janet also volunteers at the Lynchburg Free Clinic and with Hill City Master Gardeners.
Janet has always loved creating things, and began doing stained glass after moving to Virginia. More recently she has developed a love for mosaics, studying with Dotti Stone. Her pieces have been at the Bower’s Center, at TECAC and at Goose Creek studios. She particularly likes using lots of different old or unique materials to make something new or meaningful.