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 Orlando, Florida.
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.
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.