Joanie was born in California, one of five girls, and gradually migrated up the west coast before settling permanently in Seattle. She attended the University of Oregon, earning a BA in History with an emphasis in Pacific Northwest and European Cultural History.
Over the years, Joanie has worn many hats, professionally. They include academic coach, school age tutoring, K-1 after school enrichment teacher, food service coordinator, sales associate, inventory traffic and management, and group exercise instructor. All of these positions utilize Joanie’s leadership, organizational and problem solving skills. Compassion for others is foremost in Joanie’s approach to customer service.
When not walking or running around Greenlake, Joanie enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as knitting, quilting, drawing and painting.