Hi, I'm Joan. I believe that if we all make the world a little better everyday we would all be in paradise. Everything I come in contact with, I'm going to make a little better. Everyday, I'll make something a little more beautiful, give a smile to someone new, learn a little bit more about something, and pass on a little bit more of what I know. I make these habits because meaningful change that matters takes time, dedication, consistency, and patience.
The wonder and joy that comes from experiencing something new delights me. Learning more about programming, climbing a new mountain, learning to fly really expensive drones, interviewing Paralympic athletes for the first time, and photographing the aurora borealis and riding ponies in Iceland with a bunch of freezing executives in the dead of winter were some exciting times in my life.
I do my best to live conservatively for our planet and contribute positively to the world and its people. You can often find me in different organizations connecting with people through clubs like Toastmasters, West Seattle Running Club, and South Seattle Co-op Preschools. I love cooking, gardening indoors and out, spending time with friends and nature, listening to podcasts, audiobooks, and the news, fiddling with websites, keeping up with our little Ethan, and enjoying time with my husband, Matt, and our dog, Blitz. I also moonlight as a wedding photographer because it's actually pretty fun to see people celebrate lifelong commitments.
Media I love!
Some of my favorite audiobooks: "Why You Are Who You Are" by Professor Mark Leary, "Doughnut Economics" by Kate Raworth, "Elevating Child Care" by Janet Lansbury, "Sapiens" by Yuval Noah Harari, "Wild" by Cheryl Strayed, "Eating on the Wild Side" by Jo Robinson, "The Sports Gene" by David Epstein
Some of my favorite radio: "NPR", "Hidden Brain" with Shankar Vedantam, "Planet Money", "TED Radio Hour" with Guy Raz, "Primed", "Radiolab" with Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, "The Wild" with Chris Morgan, "Making Obama"
Connect with me
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