Janis was born in New Mexico and raised in Farmington. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from Fort Lewis College and an Associate of Applied Science degree from San Juan College in Criminal Justice. Her professional experience includes law enforcement, real estate and property management and most recently, project and financial account management.
A 2017 graduate of Leadership San Juan, Janis has also recently and currently holds Vice President positions for both the San Juan County Republican Party and the Four Corners Federated Republican Women. She works tirelessly on political campaigns for local, statewide and national candidates and has worked to fundraise for the Republican Party and local first responders in these positions.
Janis is married to M. Brandon Jakino. Together they enjoy travel, golf, church and are dedicated to serving their community.