About Janel

In 1999, I graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a Bachelor's Degree in Communication and French with Highest Honors. I dedicated the next six years to working in the non-profit sector as the Office Manager (and only administrative assistant for a staff of five) at Ocean Hills Covenant Church, a then newly-founded church in Santa Barbara, California. At Ocean Hills, I honed my computer, editing, and design skills.

For the past six years, I've enjoyed being a stay-at-home wife and mother. My "at-home" status has given me the opportunity to blog at LifewithLandE, write freelance articles about motherhood, serve as a virtual assistant to bloggers and small business people, and volunteer as the Publicity Coordinator/Newsletter Editor for my local Mothers of Preschoolers group.

You can contact me by email at janelpiersma (at) gmail (dot) com.