Jeanne, (pronounced Shăn), is a native of Copenhagen, Denmark. She completed a one year program in banking and accounting at Handelsskolen business school before she was hired by a Copenhagen bank. While working, she continued her education, earning a three-year degree in international banking.
When she moved to the USA, she worked mostly part time for several banks, including First Market Bank in Williamsburg where she was soon promoted to Assistant Branch Manager. She became skilled in the Quick Books computer program and, in 2008, managed bookkeeping duties for two small Williamsburg businesses.
Jeanne is married to the Rev. Dr. Robert Melone, Jr., pastor of Mount Vernon Presbyterian Church. Their three grown children are Stefan, Jacob and Kirsten. Jeanne enjoys knitting, quilting, gardening, and travel.