Jaellayna lives in Ayr, Ontario, Canada. Originally from the US, she moved to Canada with her husband John (he is from New Zealand) in 1994 after serving for 8 years as volunteers at the Baha’i World Centre in Haifa, Israel. She is semi-retired as an Instructional Designer, helping clients design and deliver educational materials with an emphasis on inclusive teaching and learning strategies. She is passionate about travel – having visited 45 countries so far with many more still on her wishlist – and fitness. She has been a newspaper columnist for 8 years and has a book of personal essays being published later this year.