Janae was born and raised in Council Grove and graduated from Council Grove High School in 2002. She attended Fort Hays State University where she was a member of the track and field indoor/outdoor team participating in triple jump as well as the 100m/400m hurdles. Her education focus at FHSU was Clinical Physiology. She transferred to University of Kansas Medical Center where Janae received a bachelor's degree in 2006 in Occupational Science followed by a Master of Occupational Therapy degree in 2008.
Janae is certified as a lymphedema therapist after attending Klose Training and Consulting certification course in 2011. She has also attended continuing education classes regarding traumatic brain injuries, stroke recovery, deep tissue massage and release, wheelchair seating and positioning, and splinting/orthotic management for upper extremities.
Clinical experience includes inpatient/outpatient rehabilitation, community-based stroke recovery at the American Stroke Foundation, and a primary focus in skilled nursing/rehabilitation setting with diagnoses within neurological, orthopedic, psychological, lymphedema, and general debility areas.
Janae and her family have recently moved back to Council Grove. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Ty, and her two sons, Logan and Ian.