From 20012 to 2014 she lived in Denver Colorado where she volunteered then worked with OpenWorld Learning, a non-profit that supports after school computer programs. From 2009 to 2011, Jan traveled extensively. She lived in Thailand where she taught English as a Foreign Language at two private International schools and she volunteered for Elimu in Kenya providing tutoring support for the children of Nyumbani Kwetu, as well as offering planning and development consulting for the establishment of Elimu as a charitable organization.
Jan has close to 20 years in the marketing profession with ten of those at Canada Post Corporation where she specialized in International Product Development and was in various management and leadership roles. Jan has been responsible for national training and motivational programs and has been involved in business strategy, product development and strategy implementation. She also worked in the university and college student markets across Canada as National Marketing Manager of Travel CUTS (Canadian Universities Travel Services).
Jan has a Bachelor of Social Science from University of Ottawa and a Post Graduate Certificate of Business Administration from Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University.
Jan is passionate about travelling and knows that education comes in many forms and is the key to a better future.