Janet Tanner Perry grew up in Southern California as the twelfth in a family of thirteen children. She served a mission in Paraguay and returned to BYU to complete her degree in English. After her mission, Janet married Ken Perry and they started a family, but she just couldn’t stay away from school. So, while she was having the last three of their five children, she attended San Jose State University where she pursued a master’s degree in Technical Communication. For her thesis, she redesigned the California state welfare form to better fit the reading levels and needs of its users. More recently, she worked for AVID, a nonprofit that trains teachers how to help kids get to college, especially those students in the middle. As the Blended Learning Project Manager, she helped move face-to-face training into a blended format. Currently, Janet is involved in spearheading the messy but fun process of launching the Silicon Valley Chapter for LDSTech where she serves as President. She is passionate about learning, especially its power to intersect with digital media.