Joan has lived an adventurous life ranging from commercial fishing to dairying to operating a B & B.  Through it all, her camera was a constant companion and motivation for camping trips in bear country and other backwoods expeditions.  She and her husband lived in Alaska for 25 years and are now spending their golden years in North Idaho where photographic opportunities abound. 

Wildlife is her priority, but domestic animals, birds, flowers and scenery are all  subjects of interest.  Also an instructor, she teaches classes on beginning photography and graphic design using PhotoShop and tutors folks individually or in group settings.