Janet was born and raised in Lexington, Kentucky, the heart of the Bluegrass Region. She received a scholarship to play Division I Tennis for Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s of Science in Athletic Administration. After graduation she joined AmeriCorp, Athletes in Service, giving Julie the opportunity to tutor and mentor youth and conduct workshops to educate students, teachers, and administrators on human equality issues in our society.
In 2004, while working for the Department of Athletics as an Academic Advisor for student-athletes, Janet received a master’s degree in Athletic Administration from the University of Kentucky. After receiving her graduate degree Janet moved to Pinehurst, NC. The beauty of the area and her insatiable desire to assist others led Janet toward a career in real estate. She was a realtor in Pinehurst for just over 3 years.
Janet and her husband, Jason, moved to a historic neighborhood in Pittsburgh’s North Side in October of 2007. Jason, a graduate of Duquesne University, was employed as their Assistant Basketball Coach. Janet and Jason added Langston and Emmet, their two sons, to their family while living in the North Side. Janet gained the knowledge of the historic Pittsburgh real estate market while living on the North Side.
The Byrd Family relocated to Wilmington in 2013 for Jason to start a new career with Live Oak Bank. Janet brings over 10 years of real estate experience to the Lanier Property Group and a wealth of knowledge after working in two different real estate markets. She has an appreciation for historic homes and the desire to educate her clients about the real estate process.
In addition to her work, Janet loves playing tennis and golf, and enjoys time outside with her family.