Bachelor in Theology, Marquette University, 1983.
Advertising consultant, sales manager Penny Saver, South Bend, Indiana, 1973-1976. Records management consultant TAB Products Company, Palo Alto, California, 1976-1984. Chaplain in residence Frost Valley Young Men’s Christian Association Camp, Oliveria, New York, 1984.
English as Second Language teacher Universities at Shenyang, Nanjing, Tianjin, China, 1986-1989. Recruiter in China WorldTeach, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1988-1989. Executive director Office of Haitian Ministries, Norwich, Connecticut, 1990-1991.
Consultant in office efficiency and associate director Washington Office on Haiti, Washington, 1992. Small business owner, manager Clutterfly Corner, various locations, since 1983. Freelance writer, since 1989.
Public lecturer; columnist just joan, www.sonomasun.com.
Founder, president S.T.A.R.T. Students Taking Action to Recycle Trash, South Bend, Indiana, 1970-1975. Co-founder local chapter Beginning Experience, South Bend, 1977-1981. Volunteer teacher, study tours coordinator Biblical Resources Pilgrim Center, Jerusalem, since 1997.
Children: Cathie, Jim, John, Tom, Bob, Frank, Charlie, Andy.