Jean Dion developed a passion for words at an early age, and she filled her childhood nursery rhyme books with penciled criticisms. She followed this passion to college where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree and worked as the front-page editor for Oregon State's The Barometer. Upon graduation, she entered the workforce as a health care editor. Her career has taken some twists and turns, but as a freelancer, she has published articles on a variety of topics, including men's health, personal finance, gardening, addiction medicine and reputation management.
Jean has raised rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, parakeets, fish, dogs and cats. She has a particular passion for disabled animals and is currently living with a congenitally blind cat. This passion for animals in need developed when Jean's first dog developed cancer, and she was called upon to assist him through a lengthy recovery process.
At the end of that journey, Jean took time away from her editing career to study animal care, and she worked for a variety of veterinary clinics and emergency clinics in the years that followed. She holds a certificate of completion from the Professional Career Development Institute and is an active contributor to rescue organizations in Oregon. In fact, she serves as a digital content coordinator at the Willamette Humane Society.
Jean considers embroidery her particular passion, and she always has one project in progress and at least three others in the planning stages. She also creates cards from scrap paper and copious amounts of crafting glue, and she's known to pull some all-nighters in the late days of fall so she can finish all of her holiday projects on time. In the summer, Jean is an avid gardener, and she fills her pantry with home-grown and home-canned foods that can nourish her family through the winter.
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