Jane grew up in an Army family. That took her to Germany, Kansas, Nebraska, Okinawa, and Virginia. While she has worked as an editor, an administrative assistant, a waitress, a counselor for domestic violence survivors and a professional dog trainer, most of her previous professional life has been spent teaching writing and literature in various places for around 40 years.
She has worked with students at the University of Tennessee for 18 years, in the University of Hawaii system on Oahu and Hawai’i island for 12 years, but also at the University of San Francisco, Auburn University, and others, and most recently at Limestone College in SC.
She moved to Augusta when her son, Drew, was stationed at Ft. Gordon in 2013 and has been here ever since. Soon after arriving, she began working at Zapata which gave her the opportunity to dive in and start paddling as hard as she could to navigate the complex mechanisms of government contracting, mainly on compliance and proposals. It also gave her the opportunity to work with and on behalf of some wonderful people.
She is just flat out crazy about dogs and spent 11 years in dog rescue. Not surprisingly, she shares her home with two rescued dogs, Noah, a four-time returned, much misunderstood Great Pyrenees, and Felice, who had two previous homes, a very sweet Chihuahua.