A lifelong participant and lover of the arts, Jan received her degree in music from Willamette University and did masters studies at Eastman School of Music. She is the founder of the Harmony Road Music Course which is an internationally recognized program designed to teach total musicianship to students of all ages.

She belongs to many professional music organizations including Music Teachers National Association and Early childhood Music and Movement Association where she served on the board for six years. She has done presentations at international conferences in the USA and in Singapore, Shanghai, Malaysia, India and Taiwan.

Jan is a past board member of Sojourner School – an arts oriented school in North Clackamas School District. She also served on the North Clackamas Chamber Executive Board and recently received their Irwin Adams Lifetime Achievement Award. She is a member of Clackamas Rotary and works with Rotary literacy projects.

Her desire is to make the arts an integral and accessible part of family life in our communities.