Joan earned her B.A. in journalism from Ole Miss, and several studio credits in the Design Arts program from Memphis College of Art. For many years, The Commercial Appeal was her work home. She held positions there as Advertising Copywriter and most recently as Marketing Promotions Artist (the 3rd woman in the company’s 150+ year history ever to hold that title).
She adores dogs, zipping around town on her Vespa scooter, and playing trumpet in Memphis Wind Symphony.