A Fort Collins native, JoAnn is currently working in her third career, as a registered nurse at UCHealth Poudre Valley Hospital. An enthusiast of many different creative endeavors, JoAnn received her BA in graphic art from the University of Northern Colorado in 1988 and worked for several companies doing catalog layout. Her second career—certified veterinary technician—began in 1996. The change to “people nursing” came in 2007. The demands of nursing school, followed by working at the hospital, pushed JoAnn’s creative endeavors aside for a few years, but her artistic side never left.
Taking material that is sharp and angry and transforming it into a thing of beauty