Joanne is a 5th generation New Zealander of mixed English and German descent. Her childhood was spent on a dairy farm near Napier and a sheep farm near Wanganui.
A computer technician and business owner, Jo's professional interests are in Information Technology and Small Business.
She has a Diploma of Business as well as IT qualifications gained in NZ, Australia and the U.S.
She is a mother of two grown children, and has a passion for writing.
Joanne likes travel, reading, day tramps in National parks, and playing games of 500 with the local community on Wednesday nights.