Jane Higgins grew up a Cowgirl, working hard on a 20,000 acre cattle ranch near Valentine, Nebraska. Along with her parents, 4 brothers and a sister; she moved cattle, trained horses, put in miles of fencing, worked in the hayfield, cleaned the barns, doctored animals, and help garden and can food. With almost no TV and a horse as her main mode of transportation Jane’s world was the natural landscape around her.
In 1986 she left the ranch to attend University of Nebraska at Kearney where she obtained her degree in Elementary Education with a emphasis in Special Education. After graduation she moved to Houston, Texas and taught in a Gifted and Talented Program. Years later, she moved to sunny San Diego, CA to continue her education. She trained as a Reading Recovery Teacher, studied Non-Violent Communication with Marshall Rosenberg, taught K-5 and worked as a Resource Teacher.
After many years of teaching, traveling and living in various locations of the United States she now calls Ashland, Oregon her home.
Jane loves to cook, read, hike, camp, ski, make jewelry, ride horses, travel both abroad and in the U.S., scuba dive, and most of all spend time with her family.