Born in Tacloban City, Philippines, Janara transplanted to the US when she was seven years old. After graduating from Syracuse University School of Architecture in 2008 with double minors on Art History and Fine Arts, she spent 2 years in Baltimore, MD before landing in Sag Harbor. "What drew me to Sag Harbor / Hamptons was the small town vibe and beautiful beaches, but most importantly, the people. In JMA, we are like a small family with a simple shared desire – making good homes. When she's not in the office, she spends her time with her little daughter, husband, and two dogs.