"I cannot wait to travel to the next destination. I love adventure. Long road trips down the coast. Getting lost in new cities. Finding new local coffee shops with delicious treats.

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There is a long roundabout story that got me to where I am today. It started in 2003 a week before I graduated from college, valedictorian of my class, no job and no plans for the future. Scrambling as a soon to be graduate knowing that I wanted to be a part of a new wave, the way of business in the future. That was when I received a phone call, I got a job I had interviewed for a week before.  I was going to be a website developer. As I very soon after realized I hated coding - I was an artist! So soon after came the natural progression to website designer.

I started my first company in 2004, as a freelance website designer specializing in SEO (which was a fairly new concept at the time). I was ready to be my own boss. I have always been quick and good at what I did, and hated sitting in an office staring outside day dreaming (this was also pre-Facebook time so the only way I could waste my time was reading business books and learning SEO.

I lived in the Cayman Islands for exactly 3 years (to the day!), with my husband. This is where I fell in love with photography. I worked for a real estate company and started shooting properties and branding. I was however excited to get back to Vancouver and open my own business again. In 2008 this became a reality, we moved back to Vancouver and I opened my photography business, and I went on to shoot lifestyle portraits and weddings for over 10 years.

I am excited that my love of design and my creative heart has brought me back to website design and branding. I am so happy to be work with Showit to help creative female entrepreneurs put their best work forward in their online home.

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I'm all about FUN not PERFECT!  My husband and I are major Disneyland enthusiasts and my two boys love that we are. We love to travel, anywhere warm, with a beach, where the boys can play and we can relax. We love being outdoors, (but I can't stand bugs!) Grouse Mountain and Capilano Suspension Bridge are two of our favourite family outings all year long. I would love to live in a place I could get away with wearing flip flops all year round. I love ice cream, coffee and experimenting with cocktails (Gluten-Free of course)! Sometimes the little things in life can tell you the most about a person. 
Copper Boom!! (You'll understand if you love Gilmore Girls as I do!!!) 

Joanna the Entrepreneur...

Joanna the Wife, the Mother, the person...

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There is nothing I love more than a lazy weekend morning where I can just hang with the boys. A good cup of coffee, warm fireplace and PJs till after lunch!

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It doesn't matter what type of mood I'm in flowers will always lift my spirits.

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I love trying new cocktails and experimenting at home with new gluten free cocktail recipes. Moscow Mule, Mojitos, Sangria, I love adding fresh fruits and herbs to my drinks.

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You don't spend three years in one place if you haven't fallen in love with it. It's been years since I've moved back but I still think about the amazing beaches daily.

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I love pretty things, journals, calendars, paper clips, pens, little dishes. Anything that will make a pretty photo for Instagram!

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I love trying new coffee shops, new roasts and bringing new amazing flavours home. My favourite at the moment is 49th Parallel Coffee roasted right here in Vancouver.

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