Joy was born in Greenville, North Carolina but has called Chapel Hill home since 2004. After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Joy worked as a Project Coordinator for the Diet and Physical Activity Research Center at the UNC-Chapel Hill for nine years, which fueled her interest in physical fitness and strength training.
Before coming to ActivEdge, Joy worked in local climbing gyms to help create strength training routines for climbers and assisted with the development of multiple climbing training series for women.
A lover of the outdoors, Joy loves to rock climb in western North Carolina, West Virginia, and Tennessee. She also loves to trail run and has completed several 25K races and is always on the hunt for another mountain race with spectacular climbs and views.
Joy loves teaching women, climbers, and runners alike about the benefits strength training and considers motivating others to achieve their goals one of the perks of her job. She is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and a Pregnancy and Postnatal Exercise Specialist.