The Leavitt twins grew up in Hermon with notoriety as very good athletes at Hermon High School in the late 70’s. They are both married and loving life. Jane met her husband, Stephen Arey here in Maine over 30 years ago and they have raised a family and reside in Bucksport, Maine.
Joan has lived in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she met her husband Don West. The past twelve years they have lived in Savannah, Georgia, where she created a Holistic Center and began offering The GYROTONIC® Method to her clients.
Joan, feeling the pull to get back to her roots after being away for 25 years, permanently has relocated back ‘home’ – spring of 2018 with her husband. With Don being from Arkansas, he’s not exactly excited about the ‘white stuff’ that falls from the sky in the winter, however he is retired and no longer has to work outside if he chooses not to. With a big smile on her face, Joan assures him, he will find ways to have fun with the snow!
As their lives have been very different over the last 25 years, they both have had businesses of their own. When you meet them there is no doubt these two think, act, talk and move alike. They always wondered if one day they might have a business together.
The timing was perfect! With Joan moving back home to create her holistic studio here in the Greater Bangor-Brewer area, Jane wanted what Joan had obtained for herself. Joan got her body back! She gained physical strength, balance, flexibility and her overall strong body again, like she felt in her 30’s. She invested in herself and found the GYROTONIC method as her vehicle to ‘getting her body back’. With 3 years of training and working with her clients, the GYROTONIC Method has become the BEST thing that has happened for her! With Jane witnessing her transformation….she wanted it too! They both now are trained in the chair styled method called GYROKINESIS. (for more information go to www.gyrotonic.com)
Together, they allowed the creative process to unfold, and it became clear their ‘purpose’ was to be of a solution for themselves and their community! And with this……Twinsfeather was born!
Starting with Jane Arey, she has 25 years of hands-on in the event business and balloon decorating has been a specialty of hers along the way! She also has 12 years of catering in the food event arena serving thousands of people through the years! If anyone knows logistics of events and the planning of them….she’s our woman!
Joan West has been very creative through the years with different businesses she has owned and worked at. Her focus leans toward that of service, from sales, artisan works or body movement modalities.
Together what a team they make with their outgoing personalities and helpful nature. Feels like a breath of fresh air when you least expect it. Oh and if you bring up the word “pickleball”, you may find them reaching to put up the net inside Twinsfeather and ask you if you would like to know a little more about this game they now love!!!! You will find them having fun and loving life no matter where they are!