Joy has had a lifelong love of the outdoors. During her high school years she took up fly fishing and later fly tying. Her outdoor resume comprises several long distance domestic and international thru-hikes including the Appalachian Trail and Superior Hiking Trail. Joy worked in outdoor retail for many years and also worked as a canoe guide in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. She has extensive volunteer experience with the American Red Cross, Ice Age Trail Alliance and the National Ski Patrol. Currently, the addition to running her own chiropractic clinic in St. Croix Falls, she enjoys fly fishing local spots, skijoring with her dog Lily, and making framed feather art.