Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Janelle moved to Montana at the age of 15 and graduated from Scobey High School in 2004. She attended the University of Montana in Missoula for photojournalism. She fell into the radio business in 2011 when she started working at KCGM 95.7 FM Radio Station as an On-Air DJ in Scobey, Montana.
In 2013, she moved to Amarillo, Texas for a year and worked with Amarillo DJ, who provide entertainment for weddings and other events.
Janelle made her way to Havre, Montana in 2014 and started working at New Media Broadcasters in September of 2015 as an On-Air DJ. By 2016, she was promoted to News Director and covers all the local news in the area.