After graduating from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, Janie moved to Chicago with her husband where they spent 6 years enjoying city life as young professionals. After the birth of their daughter Jane in 2016, Trevor and Janie decided to step into the world of temporary foster care through an organization called Safe Families for Children. They were able to host 5 children in their first year, and absolutely fell in love with the kids, the process, and the heart behind foster care.
In 2019, Janie and her family moved back to Bakersfield and are now completely invested in the incredible work Bakersfield Angels is doing. Currently, Janie sits on the board as the Director of Community Engagement and uses her ‘Bakersfield native’ connections to help spread the mission and heart of Bakersfield Angels to everyone in this community. She’s excited to see this organization continue to grow, and has marveled at the ways God has moved and will continue to move in the Foster Care Community.
In her spare time you’ll find Janie at her small farm in Buttonwillow where she lives with her husband Trevor, daughters Jane and Rosie and their ever-growing group of animals.