As a Snohomish High senior, Janet was a member of the school’s first girls’ basketball team. She was team captain and the leading scorer and rebounder. She still holds the school’s single game rebounding record at 25. She was in the Jazz Band and Jazz Choir and played tennis. After high school, Janet attended Washington State University (WSU), 1975–79, where she was a women’s basketball four-year starter and became the WSU career leader in points and rebounds.
In 1979 Janet was drafted by the Women’s Professional Basketball League. She did not play professionally but in the early 1980s played for the AAU Seattle SeaBaskets team that won the AAU Women’s National Championship. Janet was twice a finalist for the Herald’s Woman of the Year in Sports Award. In 2008 she was inducted into Snohomish High’s Sports Hall of Fame.
In 1980, Janet graduated from WSU receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy. She currently co-owns Matrx Pharmacy in Snohomish. Throughout her professional career, she’s been active in her community, having served as a Trustee for Everett Community College and the Snohomish Education Foundation. She currently serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council for the WSU College of Pharmacy. In 2013 she received the National Community Pharmacist Association Preceptor of the Year Award for her mentoring of WSU and UW pharmacy students, as well as the Bowl of Hygeia which recognizes pharmacists who have made outstanding contributions in the area of community service.