A native New Yorker and graduate of SUNY Brockport, Janis Swanson moved to Northern Virginia in 1986 and began working at The Burke Connection in its earliest years as an Advertising Consultant. After eight solid years of developing her territory she moved on to a nine-year career of selling new construction for Ryan Homes. After her second child was born, in 2002, she took a much-needed break from the workforce to be a full time mom. Returning to The Connection and Centre View Newspapers in the fall of 2009 was like coming home. Regardless of having to learn how advertisements are now generated in the digital age, her passion for “connecting” local business owners to their desired market through such a unique and beloved media source remains. Now covering the Chantilly, Oak Hill, Herndon, Fair Oaks and Fair Lakes areas, Janis can assist you in an advertising plan to suit your specific needs.