After graduating from the University of Tennessee, Jane became a stage carpenter and Scenic Artist. She was the Technical Director at SUNY Oswego Theatre Department before coming to NYC in 1983. Jane worked in various non-union studios and venues such as Bruce and Bruce Stage Scenery, Playwrights Horizons, Manhattan Theatre Club, Theatre Machine, Tom Carroll Scenery, Empire State Institute for the Performing Arts, La Mama, NY Theatre Workshop, and Goodspeed Opera House. In 1985 Jane joined USA 829 as a Union Scenic Artist and has since worked in most scenic art categories covered by 829. Jane has been employed at nearly all of the major theatrical scenery supply houses: Nolan Scenery Studios, East Coast Theatrical/Scenic Technologies/ PRG, Showman Fabricators, Variety Scenic, Hudson Scenic, Scenic Art Studios, and also the Metropolitan Opera. At one time or another Jane has been the Charge Artist at Showman Fabricators, Variety, and Hudson Scenic, and she jobs in as Lead Artist for Joe Forbes at Scenic Art Studios.
Along with painting, theatrical sculpture is one of Jane's specialties. Some highlights: a 15' tall men's underwear mannequin for a Hanes commercial (transported on a flatbed trailer across town), a 30' tall jointed walking puppet and a 23' tall Statue of Liberty for the 2007 film Across The Universe, and a 25' x 50' classical bas relief wall carved with a team of sculptors for Kanye West's appearance at the 2011 Coachella Festival.
In addition to being a Studio Instructor for the School, Jane has also taught Forum classes on topics like Sculpture for Theatre, Theatrical Finishes, and Tools and Materials. In 1999, Jane was given an Entertainment Design Award ("Eddy") for collaboration in theatre. Jane is also featured in the book Scenic Art for the Theatre: History, Tools, and Techniques, by Susan Crabtree and Peter Beudert.