A seasoned professional with over 36 years in sales and marketing including 25 in real estate, Joan is a Colorado native (born in Salida) with an adventurous spirit that has taken her all over the world. While she brings extensive business experience to her clients, she also offers personal experience with relocating and adapting to new situations, circumstances and communities, as her education and career have taken her through 24 moves to 8 states. (She now lives just 5 minutes from where she grew up!)
A problem-solver and good listener, Joan enjoys the challenge of making every transaction a “win-win” and seeing to it that her clients have the least amount of stress and maximum amount of fun throughout the process. Her straightforward, professional and honest approach generates consistent and award-winning appreciation from her clients, who have named Joan one of Denver’s top 5% of Realtors in terms of overall client satisfaction as recognized in Denver’s 5280 Magazine (2010-2021).
Joan has an MBA from Northwestern University in marketing and was named one of the top Realtors in Highlands Ranch by Comcast in 2015 and selected to participate in the launch of their new real estate television channel.
With a focus on her clients’ needs and wants, Joan capitalizes on her high energy, positive attitude, patience and attention to detail to help her clients achieve their real estate goals.
She is most inspired by self-made people who, in the face of obstacles, were able to succeed without sacrificing kindness and compassion toward others.
Not one to allow herself to be bored, Joan’s favorite pastimes include laughing with friends, holidays with family, gardening, antiquing, playing bridge, creative writing, genealogy, jewelry making, reading, home improvement projects, and spending time in the Colorado mountains. Her creative passion is Victorian crazy-quilting and ribbon embroidery work. And when it comes to music, she sticks with the “C’s”…Classical, Classic Country and Christmas.
Joan has a wonderful group of lifetime friends who nurture her soul and always has followed her dreams, unafraid of change or challenges, including extensive travel. (She even shook the hand of the Dali Lama in Dharamshala, India on her way to Tibet in 1995!)
Joan’s favorite quotes: "When I am an old woman looking back on my life, if I have any regrets, I want to regret the mistakes I have made, not the opportunities I have missed.” – Lucille Ball "Life is what happens to you while you are busy making other plans." – John Lennon