Jan has lived in the Ottawa area for about ten years, and was a resident of Alberta for sixteen years prior to coming here. He is a wannabe renaissance man, with his art, penchant for endurance sports, skiing, travel and dabbling into political and other writings. He used to be a fairly serious poet at one point but the poetic vein has dried up. Jan works for Aboriginal Affairs Canada these days. He is also raising a wonderful little girl and finds her to be a big adventure on its own.