Joanie is a native of Florida, and has worked in the real estate industry for over 13 years as a licensed Realtor, property manager, marketing coordinator, and most recently, a closing coordinator for 2 major builders. During the real estate market downturn she invested herself in the education of middle school children teaching them general mathematics, pre-algebra, and her passion of ancient history. She has earned a degree in education, and is a life long student pursuing a degree in anthropology at the University of South Florida transferring to the University of Florida. Joanie and her husband Michael have been married for 25 years, and have two grown children living in the Tampa area. They have just recently relocated to St. Augustine where they plan to start the next chapter of their lives. Joanie and Michael enjoy doing anything outdoors, and share a passion for travel having visited over 14 countries.