Joy grew up in Wilson, North Carolina, and graduated cum laude with a B.S. in Chemistry from The University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Before joining HM Properties, she worked in R & D in pharmaceuticals and researched drugs prior to them going through the FDA to make sure they were in compliance and did testing on drug life spans. She spent the next few years working in the recruiting industry as a technical recruiter and was responsible for filling positions throughout the United States and prospecting candidates through networking, research and cold calling. In addition, she also sourced companies looking for new hires. Prior to joining HM Propeties in 2018, Joy spent 16 years teaching pre-school.
Joy lives in the Cotswold area of Charlotte with her two children, Evan (17) and Sara (14) and enjoys exercising, reading and spending time with her family. She also loves to go to the beach and visit her parents in the NC mountains.