Janet Six moved to Maui in 1978. In 1995, she received her AA in Liberal Arts from UH Maui Community College. She also holds a BA in Anthropology and Classical Civilizations from New York University, a MA Columbia University in Anthropology, and a MA and Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania specializing in Anthropological Archaeology.
Since returning to Maui in 2004, Dr. Six has worked as an instructor and grant writer for UH Maui College (2004-2013) where she oversaw several cultural/ecosystem restorations including the reconstruction of a portion of Lo`iloa in Iao Valley (2009-2013) and the two-year archaeological excavation at the sacred and political site of Moku`ula in Lāhaina on behalf of The Friends of Moku`ula (2009-2012). Currently she is employed as the Principal Archaeologist for the County of Maui and oversees the County's efforts to protect and preserve Maui's most significant cultural sites.