Janet Lynn West is an American ACE certified personal trainer, IFBB Figure and Bikini pro, founder and owner/operator of Core Elements by JLW, LLC, and an NPC (National Physique Committee) Judge. She was born in Washington, DC, and raised in the suburbs of the DC metro area in Bowie, MD. She attended Towson University in Maryland and received a BS in Accounting and her CPA license in 1985. She worked for 10 plus years in the accounting industry and branched out into Recruiting receiving a MS in Human Resources. Her last corporate position was the Director of American Express TBS in Towson, MD.