Jan is an Iowa State graduate, with a degree in Civil Engineering.
He has had the opportunity to have many work experiences at several places around the country as well as close to home here in Ames. He began at Trinity Engineering Company in Huxley, leaving as vice president. Jan has also been a project manager in Savannah, Georgia and Galveston, Texas working on municipal engineering projects on waste water treatment plant design, street & drainage improvements, elevated storage tank design and storm water permitting.
He has even owned his own company for six years, Sherwood Engineering, preparing client projects ranging from site development planning, residential subdivision design, road and railroad design, to environmental consulting services.