Janie earned a B.S. in Integrative Physiology, and an M.A. Curriculum and Instruction in Math and Science at the University of Colorado. She was a reading instructor for two years at the Institute of Reading Development and was a Graduate Assistant for student teachers at the University of Colorado Center for Neuroscience. Janie was the Supplemental Education Director in Jinja, Uganda for a year and the Director of Outdoor Children's Experience in Red Leather Lakes, CO for four years.
Janie enjoys traveling, spending time outdoors (hiking, snowboarding, mountain biking and horseback riding), the Fibonacci Sequence, and eating delicious food. She has extensive international travel experience including travel to France, Costa Rica, Brazil, South Africa, Argentina, Chile, Nicaragua, Belize, Columbia, Mexico, Canada, Ireland, England, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Croatia, Albania, Montenegro, Kosovo, Bosnia, Greece, Macedonia, India, Thailand, Laos, Malaysia, New Zealand, Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Mozambique, Turkey and Iceland!