Jan Lopreste Bio
Lopreste was born in Morgantown, West Virginia on February 12, 1959 into a
family rich with history. Her great, great, great...grandfather John
Fairfax was an overseer at Mount Vernon in 1778 during the Washington
presidency and she is officially one of the Daughters of the American
Revolution by birthright. Jan's family heritage is Scottish and Irish
being that her great, great, great, grandmother, Rachel Hawthorn,
was from the Clan MacDonald located in the in the heart of the Scottish
Jan grew up with one passion, to be an Personal Assistant in the
entertainment industry. She caught the bug early on, after reading an
article in a trade magazine about a Personal Assistant for a then well
known actor, recounting the experiences and duties as a PA, Jan knew then
that that was what she wanted "to do". "I really enjoy
helping people and being the one to organize and manage things. It's
something that, having been married and raising a child as a single mother
I've become very good at. Might as well get paid for it." She laughs.
"I just love working with the public and meeting new people. I
thrive on change."
Since 1994, Jan has been a Highlander fan and has not only attended,
but worked at several conventions throughout the years. Her first
"volunteer" experience was at the 1997 Baltimore based "Syndicon".
She met Lyria 3 years later at the Legacy convention and together
they formed Highlander Fan Central. "I remember she
(Lyria) called me day after the con just to catch up. She asked me
what I thought of this idea she had. I told her to it was worth a
try. It was a very exciting time and a bit scary. "
HLFC gave her a perfect vehicle to pursue her writing and to work
behind the scenes in the entertainment industry. It also gave her access
to lots and lots of people. Having them be Highlander Fans as well was a
big bonus. Jan cherishes the time she has had to spend with the
project. "I wish all my work was as easy and as rewarding." she
states. "But I guess anything you enjoy becomes easy."
Currently, Jan works for the Morgantown Area Chamber of Commerce as a
Administrative Assistant and Receptionist.
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