Mary Jane Bryan is a graduate of Missouri State University (SEMO), Cape Girardeau, Missouri, with a B.S. in Business Administration/General Management and a graduate of Three Rivers Community College, Poplar Bluff, Missouri, with an A.A. in General Studies.

Bryan is a strong believer in women as entrepreneurs and managers, and a past creator and owner of Jane’s Muppets. She is past member of Toastmasters International, which is an excellent resource for creative writing and presentation, receiving critiques and advice as needed. A past resident of Ecuador, Bryan now currently resides in Farmington, Missouri, with her husband, Peter, and their cat, Cookie.