What makes me smile?

Meet Faculty picture Joanne

1. My kids – Ayden, Taryk and Maylah, and partner of 20+ years, Bryan. I am a mother, always.

2. Finishing a race. I am a runner.

3. Sharing stories, and laughs with old friends or getting to know new ones. I am a connector.

4. Adventure. I love the outdoors, being on the lake, and exploring the world with my family.

5. Writing. I am a writer.

6. Music. (I am a wanna-be musician!)

7. Chocolate and coffee.

8. Connecting with characters in a good book, movie or television show. Recent guilty pleasure: binge watching The Good Wife on Netflix.

9. When someone lets me know that something I said or did make a difference to them – no greater feeling that knowing that someone felt you cared.

10. Maui, Hawaii.