Janna joined Artist Boat in March 2019, after over a decade of work-life adventures. She has served as a high school school special education teacher in New York City, a mental health educator in Seattle, a horticulture therapy guide in Hawai’i, a botanical garden educator in Salt Lake City, and an outdoor adventure facilitator in Corpus Christi. Janna is passionate about environmental literacy and stewardship. She dreams of following in the footsteps of her favorite poet and guide to the natural world, Mary Oliver.
Janna holds her BA in English and philosophy and her MA in creative writing from Texas Christian University. She also holds her MS in special education from Pace University. A former member of the Galveston Island Beach Patrol, Janna is W-EMT and lifeguard certified.