Joanna was born and raised in Oceanport, New Jersey, which is off the coast of the Jersey Shore. She moved to Madison, NJ, to attend college at Fairleigh Dickinson University, and graduated with a B.A. in Communication Studies.
Upon graduation, she was hired by The Daily Record newspaper in Parsippany, NJ, as a print production coordinator. After the newspaper went through a downsizing, she moved back to the Jersey Shore and worked as an administrative assistant for Madison Marquette Realty Services, a property management company located in the center of Asbury Park boardwalk. This is when she decided to pursue a career in real estate and by October 2013, she had earned a real estate license in the State of NJ.
Shortly afterward, Joanna's husband was transferred to Charlotte, and they lived in the SouthEnd area near Uptown before buying a home in the Sedgefield neighborhood. She joined HM Properties in June 2014, as an executive assistant to the owner, Valerie Mitchener, and also assists the marketing department.
Joanna enjoys spending her time taking her English Bulldog, George, to the beach, traveling with her husband, spending time with family and friends, and going for long runs.