Janet Jarrell is a published author in books, magazines and poetry. She has extensive experience as an editor-in-chief and associate editor. She spent over ten years profiling local artists for print, writing historical pieces and building and maintaining lasting relationships with the artistic, cultural and heritage community. Janet was born and raised in Belleville, Ontario. After highschool, she headed West to go to school and live in British Columbia. She studied Business, marketing and economics. Her education includes strategic planning, legal studies and finance for nonprofits. She moved her family back to the Belleville area in 2002. She is a part-time Professor at Loyalist College in Belleville. Janet is engaged in her community, she currently sits on the City of Belleville Arts and Culture Review Team and as a community partner with the City of Belleville Economic and Destination Development Committee.