Do You Know Jane Gennarelli?

Jane grew up on the north shore of Long Island, about 25 miles east of New York City. Right after high school, she left the NY area to go to college in Lexington Kentucky, but moved back to NY after school and worked in Manhattan for a few years. She made a couple of more moves (Washington DC and New Jersey) before moving to San Antonio.

Although she studied social work, Jane’s career has been in the business world — specifically in applying technology to the practice of law. Today, she owns her own small consulting and products company with her business partner and friend, Jim Feuerstein.

Jane’s traveled a lot — for both business and pleasure — and enjoys going to new places, both inside and out of the US. She has especially enjoyed her trips to Europe and thinks that there’s no better vacation spot than Italy. She last visited there about 10 years ago, and is hoping to make a return trip soon.

Jane is a knitter — and has been for about 30 years. She pretty much always has a project in the works. For the past few years, she has coordinated family and friends’ handicraft efforts and prepared shipments of knitted and crocheted baby sweaters and blankets for The Baby Pack Project, an organization that provides clothing to infants in need in South Africa. She has also knitted donations for the Seton Home, here in San Antonio. If you knit or crochet and would like to join Jane in these efforts, click here to send her an email and let her know!

Jane moved to San Antonio from the northeast in 1994. She lived in the suburbs on the north side of town until she moved to Lavaca in 2007. Jane loves living in Lavaca. She and business partner Jim started the Lavaca & Friends weekly happy hour, and she authors the weekly Lavaca & Friends newsletter.

Of course, no bio of Jane would be complete without a mention of her much-loved rescue dog, Micky. Jane adopted Micky in 2008, and she can’t imagine life without him. “He made my home complete,” she says.

Micky takes Jane out for walks in the neighborhood every day. Next time you see them out for a stroll, stop and say hello!

Originally published December 21, 2011 in the Lavaca & Friends Happy Hour update.

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