Joy comes to NCWA with a versatile communications management background. She previously served as the Brand Director at Farmers Communication Exchange in Sacramento where she worked with dozens of agricultural organizations to unifying voices, develop and execute strategic communication plans, and motivate audiences.

In her previous roles as a marketing consultant for food cooperatives nation-wide, and as the Marketing Manager of Common Ground Food Cooperative in Urbana/Champaign, Illinois, Joy immersed herself in the world of community ownership, the intricacies of the food system, and the ever-evolving landscape of marketing trends. The experience fueled her passion for organizational communication and branding.

Joy grew up in the Midwest but has lived in Sacramento since 2015. She is a Hoosier graduating from Indiana University. Joy and her husband Charley have two young daughters, Juniper and Vera. Joy enjoys staying active through CrossFit and hiking. She loves exploring the region and is honored to call Northern California her home.