About the First Lady
Janet Holcomb is the wife of Indiana’s 51st Governor, Eric Holcomb. Janet grew up on a horse farm near Muncie, Indiana, where horses and ponies were her first passion in life. Janet rode competitively in Western, English, and Contesting Events at 4-H and regional shows.
Janet also developed a love of the Arts, particularly drawing, early in life. She went on to complete her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Fine Arts at Ball State University. As the daughter and granddaughter of small business owners, some of Janet's most valuable lessons were learned at the dinner table. Most recently, Janet served as Vice President of her family’s manufacturing business, R&R Engineering, which has been producing and distributing bolts and fasteners across the U.S. and Canada for the past 47 years. Prior to joining the business, Janet led fundraising efforts for a number of Federal, and Statewide campaigns for a decade. She has utilized her fundraising experience to benefit many non-profit organizations, including Veterans, Social Service providers, Arts organizations, animal welfare advocates, and Scouting groups.
Janet and Eric are also staunch supporters and defenders of the 2nd Amendment. Both are Life Members of the NRA, and Janet is a certified NRA pistol instructor. She has led training classes throughout the state, and particularly enjoys sharing her passion for shooting sports and personal protection with other women.
Janet is a multi-discipline shooter with experience in pistol, shotgun, and rifle shooting. She has been included in a NRA Armed and Fabulous video. For fun, you might find Janet hunting hogs from a helicopter, gardening, or just hanging out at home with Eric and their dog Henry.