Joanie is a native of Marshall and returned to Marshall in 2010. She was first introduced to yoga in Austin where she was earning her Bachelors of Science in Nursing at the University of Texas. After college she was a travel nurse which allowed her to experience many different places, people, cultures, and types of yoga. In graduate school, Joanie focused her research on childhood obesity and the multifaceted benefits of yoga on overall health. Joanie works as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in Marshall and is happily married with two children.