Janea grew up in the central valley farming community of Lemoore, California. She attended the University of Southern California where she graduated magna cum laude with a BS in Kinesiology and was a high jumper for USC’s nationally ranked track team. After USC, Janea worked in the Private Client division at Alex Brown then later in pharmaceutical sales for Glaxo Smith Kline. She returned to USC ‘s Keck School of Medicine for her Masters Degree as Physician Assistant and then worked in Dermatology in Beverly Hills and Manhattan. She has spent time helping the less fortunate at medical centers and currently volunteers at Bridges School and Old Greenwich School. Janea lives in Old Greenwich with her husband, Bill, and two children, Will and Katie.