With a B.A. in Management Information Systems from Washington State University, Joan is the leading lady of WCG. Her experience began in the banking industry as a computer code auditor. This lead her to a position as the developer for a case management and billing system that allowed a vocational rehab firm to grow from a single office to four branches across the state of Washington.
Joan runs all business aspects of WCG, including overseeing marketing, preparing contracts, and representing the company at conferences and monthly meetings of professional organizations. An active member of organizations outside of WCG, she is heavily involved with the Association for Learning Environments (A4LE) and has spent the last several years as the tradeshow co-chair. She spent four years on the board of the Enumclaw Schools Foundation, continuing to make contributions of her time, including working on the Interactive STEAM Expo committee to encourage science, technology, engineering, art, and math programs in schools.
Meeting and building working relationships with other companies and organizations is what Joan enjoys most. An avid seamstress, Joan considers herself to be a “commissioning agent of sewing”, ensuring that when she creates something, she is doing it right. Even if that means she has to tear it out and try again, she knows that she will be much happier with the end result, just as in building commissioning.