Born in Fort Worth, Texas, Jan Gentry attended
several colleges (including Texas Tech University and the University
of Texas) before receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Education
from Lamar University. She then attended Texas Wesleyan College,
where she received an additional teaching certificate for the
mentally handicapped. She currently works as a first grade teacher
in Lutz, Florida. Previously, she was employed as tennis legend
Martina Navratilova's secretary. She also owned her own business
hand-painting custom baskets and worked at a clothing store in
Jan describes herself as a charismatic people-person who is also a
logical thinker with good problem-solving abilities. She enjoys
running in triathlons, tennis, golf and fishing. On her perfect day,
she would work out, then fish on her boat while drinking a beer and
listening to Willie Nelson. She would cap off the day by grilling
the day's catch while enjoying a few more beers and a good cigar.
Jan currently resides in Tampa, Florida with her husband, Bill. She
considers her five children, Jef (26), Molly (24), Lisa (20),
William (18), and Keller (18) to be her greatest accomplishments.
Her pets include a fish named Jake, a guinea pig named Beethoven and
a cockatiel named Fred. Her birth date is October 31, 1948.