Jan is a graduate of Onondaga College Nursing School in Syracuse, New York. She worked in geriatric nursing in Upstate, New York until relocating to Kill Devil Hills on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, and then on to Ormond by the Sea with her husband Larry. Now retired, Jan enjoys sewing and creating decorative projects (mermaids, flamingos and other nature and nautical ornaments) out of shells, beads and fabrics. Jan also paints pictures and creates other objects (shells, driftwood) with acrylics. One of Jan’s unique creations is her ‘FairyTails’, a combination of a Fairy and a Mermaid.