Janet didn't really know what she wanted to be when she grew up, so she tried lots of things! With a diploma in Agroecology and an Honours Bachelor of Science Degree, Janet headed north to the Yukon territory. Janet studied some more and earned a Certificate in Women's Studies and a Master's Degree in Community Health Science.
In 1997, Janet began working extensively in the area of social services, from the front line (residential youth treatment, women's shelter, detox, and with adults living with intellectual disabilities) to management (executive director of two non-government agencies), and later shifted to public policy in the public service (director of corporate policy and communications with the Yukon government).
Two of Janet's favourite things to do throughout these years were hiking and working with dogs, mostly rescues. And, in 1995 she had a daughter who now carries on the family tradition of hiking and rescuing dogs!
After almost 20 years in the Yukon, Janet moved back to Ontario and continued in public policy until 2011, when she became a Realtor!