As the parent of a child with a developmental disAbility, Jan has a strong desire to share her experiences and encourage others. This led her to join with Judy to create Full Life Ahead: A Workbook and Guide to Adult Life to help parents and students as they face the future. Jan and Judy have trained parents and professionals all over the country.
Jan is a graduate of Samford University in Art and Piano. She taught private piano and kindergarten music for many years before embarking on a 20-year sales career. She has been a National Sales Trainer and a local television host. She now works as Buyer for the gift shop in their family-owned Crestline Pharmacy.
She has worked as part of the Transition Initiative for the Alabama Department of Education and as a consultant to the Southeast Regional Resource Center (SERRC).
She is a leader in Bible Study Fellowship International, is active in her church & community and spent many years in leadership with the Jefferson County Pharmacy Auxiliary.
She serves as an Event Chair for the Legacy League at Samford University and has served on the Dean’s Executive Council for the Department of Education there.
Jan and her husband, Mike, have been married for 45 years and have three daughters, two son-in-laws and five grandchildren. Their youngest granddaughter, who has a P-9 Chromosome Deletion, is happily growing and developing just as her brother and sisters.