Ms. Nisbet started costuming and designing the spring of 2010 at Shorter. She received a BA in Vocal Ed from Milton College. She was a high school choral and drama director. Jan then moved to Chicago and became a professional actress for 20 years, performing in musicals, plays, commercials, industrials, and trade shows. Her love of sewing began in the 5th grade with 4-H. She had a design and sewing business in Chicago. At Shorter University, Jan has used her sewing abilities, to teach the students some elements of basic sewing and design.