Jeanette Hatch Andersen grew up in Koosharem, Utah, and attended Southern Utah University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. She moved to Gunnison in the summer of 1971 when she and her husband were expecting their first child. Andersen worked as a substitute teacher at Gunnison Valley Elementary School until 1977, when she started working at Gunnison Valley Hospital in the purchasing department. She retired in 2015 to enjoy spending more time with her six children and 18 grandchildren. She is looking forward to giving back to the community she loves by being a part of the governing board.