Jan has been the Director of the The Ark since it opened in 1993. Jan comes to The Ark with an Early Childhood Education degree along with administration and teaching experience. Jan was the chairperson of the Early Childhood Advisory Board at Bellevue College for over 12 years. She has been involved with the NAEYC Accreditation and Early Achievers.
Jan has been married over 40 years, has 2 grown children & 6 grandchildren. She is fluent in sign language and teaches the children signs as her schedule allows. She spends her free time going on exciting adventures: skydiving, white water rafting and traveling, as much as she can.