Jan Farmer resides in Surf City on Topsail Island and graduated from the University of North Carolina with a degree in Environmental Studies and a concentration in Political Science. Jan worked in the laboratory supply business for more than a decade before becoming a stay at home mom and full-time volunteer. She has a specific interest in coastal environmental policy with an eye toward problem solving and prevention and is also am very interested in marine debris prevention and removal. Jan has been a Coastal Ambassador for four years and on the Southeast Advisory Board since the spring of 2019. Jan helps tremendously with all aspects of the federation working on advocacy projects, educating the community at outreach events and working diligently out in the field during restoration projects. Jan enjoys her free time paddle boarding, reading, gardening and walking on the beach.

In 2019, Jan was the Coastal Ambassador of the Year.