Joanne was born in Anchorage and lived in Germany for eight years during her childhood. Her affiliation with Camp Fire started when she was a toddler, as her mother was on the first Camp Fire Alaska Board of Directors in 1961. Joanne has spent her entire professional career in the wonderful world of Philanthropy--either as a fund development professional or a funder, granting funds to nonprofit organizations across the state. She joined Camp Fire in 2002, and has been in her current position since 2008. In her free time, Joanne loves nothing more than to spend time with her growing family.