Janet founded Barlow Thibeau & Associates in 1992 to deliver education services to her clients. In 2006, she added advocacy services to her offerings and has been successfully securing her clients the services they need ever since. Many of her earliest advocacy clients are still with her today. In 2014, she expanded her services to include college consulting and rebranded Barlow Thibeau & Associates as BTA Education.
Prior to founding Barlow Thibeau & Associates, Janet worked as a corporate trainer and consultant, delivering education services to Fortune 500 companies in North America and Europe. She has a Bachelor of Arts in both history and economics from Marietta College. She is certified as a parent advocate through the Federation of Children with Special Needs' Parent Advocate Program, and she is certified as a professional coach through the University of New Hampshire.