The Official Adventures Begin...
With a shared love and energy-driven passion for outstanding academics, stellar athletics and innovative arts, Jayne Jones Beehler, a college professor, and Katrina Dohm, an art educator, teamed up to create The Official Adventures Series.
Jayne is the author and Katrina, the illustrator, of this early reader chapter book series featuring Rylee and Rosee, America’s lovable, inspirational, funny, real and down-to-earth referees!
about the author...Jayne
Jayne J. Jones Beehler has earned “Hall of Fame” status for her real-life story-telling and zest for helping young learners enjoy reading! She instills life lessons and adventures for readers in her books.
This author proudly wears many “helmets” including college professor, lawyer, author, wife, mother, advocate for children with disabilities, and is a lifelong fan of student athletics. A graduate of William Mitchell College of Law, this former live-in nanny, is passionate about children, education, foster care and adoption, and child abuse/prevention public policy. Jones Beehler worked for US Senator Norm Coleman from 2002-2006, then headed to the Minnesota House of Representatives, where she was the Executive Assistant to the Speaker of the House, Steve Sviggum.
Jones Beehler teaches political science classes at Concordia University-St. Paul where her students have gained national attention and praise for their legislative activities and involvement. Jones Beehler is proud of her work with Margaret's Missions, ensuring travelers with disabilities get access to see the world and enjoy life's greatest adventures! In 2013, Jones Beehler was the co-author of Capitol Hell, an eleven time national and international fictional book award winner.
about the illustrator...Katrina
As an artist, Katrina G. Dohm's colorful and fresh illustrating supports the writing of Jones Beehler and helps bring things to life for the young readers of the Official Adventures Series.
Raised in a small rural town in northwest Wisconsin, Dohm was exposed to hockey growing up but her true love of the game began when she went to college at the University of North Dakota in 1986. Dohm graduated from the University of North Dakota with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Visual Arts and a Bachelor of Science in Education degree.
For 22 years, Dohm dedicated herself to being an art teacher and all the “extras” that went along with it. Dohm’s days were filled with hands on activities and non-stop action. Now a six year breast cancer survivor, she is "trying" to slow down just a bit. She currently lives in Southeast Iowa where she owns and operates a hardware store with her husband, Jamie. She is excited to spend more time in her new "In Home" studio and hopes to soon be able to set aside time for her creative endeavors!
about the front office manager...Chris
Hailing originally from Southern California, Chris Beehler brings a wealth of management and a natural passion for youth and their success to The Official Adventures team.
Chris, an energetic and highly personable youth, high school, and junior league hockey coach, for over fifteen years, was also a goaltender who made many national championship appearances. Coach Beehler attended the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, graduating with a recreation management degree.
Chris manages The Official Adventures front office and serves as the booking manager for Jayne. He is the proud father of Emily, is repeatedly called “Mr. Jones” (a title he loves) and a dedicated lifelong fan of the Los Angeles Kings (GKG!) and all things hockey! Shown here with Matt Cullen of the Pittsburgh Penguins.