Jayne Bjornerud Clough

Profile Updated: September 22, 2010
Residing In: Brooklyn Park, MN USA
Spouse/Partner? Jay
Kids: Noah, July 2003
Jonah, March 2007
Emma, April 2010
Occupation: Financial Systems Analyst

August 2002 - Lake Como Pavilion

Where else have you lived?

Moorhead, MN; Pacific Grove, CA; Camp Zama, Japan; various suburbs in the Twin Cities

If you could build a second house anywhere, where would it be?

The Caribbean

Do you still have family around Fosston?

Yep, my mom and my brother and his family live there.

How often do you get back to Fosston?

A few times a year

Would you ever move back to the Fosston area?

Probably not

What do you actually do?

Officially I'm called a Financial Systems Analyst, which means I sit at a desk helping people with computer/accounting issues and doing accounting work (but I'm open to other opportunities!)

Past Jobs?

Lifeguard and Swimming Instructor, English Teacher, Accountant, Business Systems Analyst, Soy Candle Business Owner.

What did you always want to do that you haven't done yet?

Get a tattoo.

High point of your life since high school?

Getting married to Jay, birth of my kids seeing their heartbeats on the ultrasound for the first time, scuba diving.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Spare time??!!

Do you travel much?

Not as much as I used to.

What's the farthest you've been from home?

Going west, Japan. Going east, Europe

Favorite places or destinations?

Anywhere warm.

Places you want to go?

There's so many...Hawaii, Bali, Ireland, Brazil, Mallorca...

How old do you feel?

I think I'm still in my early 30's

Any gray hair yet?

Of course

Biggest thing you would do differently if you went back to your time at FHS?

Have more fun, like "get in a little bit of trouble" fun.

Favorite Drinks?

Coffee, Diet Coke with lime, a good pina colada or margarita and Bailey's over ice.

Favorite sports?

Hockey, beach volleyball, football

Favorite TV shows?

My Friends Tigger and Pooh, JAG, Two and a Half Men, House Hunters, Grey's Anatomy

Favorite music?

Jimmy Buffet, Ricky Martin, anything with steel drums

Famous or interesting people you've met?

Finally thought of someone...I met Bon Jovi when I lived in Japan. Had a drink with them at the Hard Rock Cafe outside of Tokyo.

Cool things you've done?

Climbed Mount Fuji, swam with dolphins and had 3 great kids.


After graduation I attended Moorhead State for two years, foolishly decided to get married and moved to Monterey, CA and Japan (yes, I’ve climbed Mt Fuji). I returned to Minnesota after 2 1/2 years with two dogs and no husband and received my Associates degree at MSU. I stayed in Fosston for a few months while I figured out what to do, and then moved to the Twin Cities to start fresh. Although it was going to be a temporary move, I’m still in the Mpls/St Paul area.

During the next several years I was busy working and playing and getting my Bachelor’s degree at the University of St. Thomas. I was also “mom” to a fuzzy, cuddly and laid-back black lab mix named Bear. I dated one guy for many years who convinced me to get my scuba certification. I’m a Master Diver and Ice certified! Don’s still a good friend and he and his wife are part of my dive buddy group. I was even “best man” at their wedding in Mexico a few years ago.

After several job moves, I ended up at a company where I met my fabulous husband, Jay. Jay and I worked together for about a year, then we went to a Wild hockey game and out for a beer and ended up engaged 45 days later and married a few months after that (when it’s right, you just know!) We were married outdoors on a beautiful summer day with family and close friends to help us celebrate. We spent our honeymoon diving in Bonaire and Noah came along 11 months later. We adopted Einar the dog when Noah turned 1 and Jonah came along just about 3 years after that. Emma was a very pleasant surprise...we didn't think #3 would happen, but having a girl is pretty cool. And she's such a happy baby...and she sleeps!! We’re still Wild fans, still love to scuba dive (although that’s pretty much on hold until the kids are older) and just enjoy spending time together as a family.

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Our new baby girl, Emma Violet!
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The boys goofing around :)
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Our favorite place, Cozumel! - Feb 2002