Staff Highlight: Jan Duran, Administrative Assistant

How long have you been at Pear Orchard on staff? I have been here at POPC for 16 years.

Where did you grow up? My childhood home was in South Jackson right behind the Carmelite monastery on Terry Road.  I used to go just about every afternoon and have cookies and kool-aid with the nuns! 

What are your hobbies? I love to travel..(especially to see grandkids). I love cooking and love to read.

What's a fun fact about yourself? When I was little I wanted my name to be Susie, so I corrected people when they called me Jan.  Also, my mama would not let me chew gum when I was little...said it was not "lady like". I would go up to perfect strangers and ask for gum.  If they had it, they usually gave it to me. Key point, I had to remember to spit it out before my mama saw me chewing it!