Independent Researcher, Author
Interests: New Energy
When she was born - in Cordova, on Alaska's pristine Prince William Sound - Jeane's father was a lawman. Later he moved the family to a farm in northern Idaho, where she continued contemplating nature - and human nature. She earned her way through the University of Idaho and an honors B.A. in Sociology.
Marriage, a job in social work, and three children - Teresa, Jay and Stan - followed. After moving to the Okanagan Valley of western Canada, she parented while writing for newspapers and a regional magazine. She's also been an editor, counsellor, Big Brothers' executive director, and publicist for a theatre company that travelled in gypsy wagons pulled by Clydesdale horses.
In 1981 Jeane had encountered an electrician who invented a potentially revolutionary magnetic motor/generator. Through him and his wife she met others in the ?free-energy underground? from Germany to South Africa, and discovered books about Nikola Tesla and other unsung pioneer inventors. The implications of their inventions included two of her concerns - ecology and social justice. During the 1980's, she began researching for a book about this fascinating movement and its people.While editing a small-town newspaper, Jeane used her vacations to fly to conferences to interview frontier scientists and engineers. German Association for Field Energy, the Swiss Association for Free Energy, Planetary Association for Clean Energy, International Tesla Society, and even a magnet factory hosted them.In 1989, her birthplace in Alaska was fouled by the Exxon Valdez oil spill. The horrific news strengthened her resolve to research non-polluting energy sources.In 1994, The Explorations program of Canada Council for the Arts awarded her book project, then titled Living Energy , enough funding for gasoline and food expenses. That autumn, Jeane steered her little Nissan pickup onto cross-country highways to visit inventors and other researchers.After two months of travel, one morning she awoke - in her sleeping bag in the Nissan's camper - to a white world outside the window. The chill she felt, however, had more to do with what she'd learned on the trip than with a Wyoming blizzard. Her upbringing had not prepared her for the corruption in trusted public servants, and other obstacles, faced by the people she had interviewed.Much of what she learned during that odyssey, on the other hand, was good news. She heard that a multilingual architect in Australia was bringing out a book titled Living Energies. He had masterfully interpreted the works of her favorite energy pioneer, the late Viktor Schauberger of Austria, so she gladly changed her manuscript title.