Jeanette moved to Port Townsend at age 9 from Seattle. She loved growing up in a nurturing small town environment singing Beatles songs, painting sunflowers and riding with her BFF to school on their bicycle built for two.  In college she studied education, psychology and development across the lifespan. While in the Seattle area Jeanette worked as a disability law paralegal for Jones & Ibrahim for 12 years. It was an honor to work with family members of adults with disabilities on guardianship, trust, social security, estate planning, and end of life matters. Housing was always the ultimate question that caused parents the most stress. Where will my child live when I am gone? Who will help them navigate this crazy world? Being on the board of Olympic Neighbors finally provides an answer to this question for the lucky residents and their families. On a lark, Jeanette went to culinary school in 2018 and was thrilled to see her late father’s book Touching Ground published that same year. Jeanette now co-owns Seal Dog Coffee Bar on Lawrence Street. She is happy to be back home and loves supporting Hamilton House as a board member.

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