Jane was born in Charleston, South Carolina in 1943 and grew up in Springfield, Missouri. She went to Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri for two years and graduated from Drury College with a BA Degree. Her family moved to Lexington, Kentucky in 1964 and raised horses on a farm know as Griffin Gate. She has spent years in the horse business and has done 3-Day Eventing and then Master of the Foxhounds for 19 years.
Jane sold farms in central Kentucky for 23 years working for de Movellan and Justice Real Estate. She and her sister are partners in their portion of the family hotel business with the offices being in Cincinnati, Ohio. Jane is on the Horse Park Foundation Board, Board of Trustees for Shaker Village and the Board of the Witnessing History Education Foundation, Inc.