Joan is a graduate from the University of Vermont where she studied Studio Art and Advertising. She has been taking pictures for as long as she can remember, but prefers the term "artist" over "photographer." She is the mother of 2 wonderful boys who were born on the same day, 2 days apart! Joan strongly believes that it is essential that you follow your passion in order to live a fulfilling and purposeful life (even if that means doing it as a side gig), but you MUST make time for it. .