Owner & General Manager
Joanne discovered Pilates in 2006, and was immediately amazed at how quickly and easily doing Pilates trimmed her waistline, increased her muscle definition and tone, and improved her overall strength and balance. After awhile it even became fun (in an addictive sort of way)!
Joanne grew up in Chicago and spent 20+ years in direct marketing and advertising in senior management positions on the East Coast for Fortune 500 companies such as Time-Warner, Columbia House, The Home Shopping Network, Ogilvy & Mather, and U.S. News & World Report. She met Dan and Studio Blue in 2007 and, as a Studio client, fell in love with the variety and challenge that the classes at Studio Blue had to offer. Over time she became friends with Dan and the other amazing instructors at the Studio, and after retiring from her marketing career in 2008, Dan asked her to become his partner to help run and grow the business.
Joanne loves getting to know every client by name, and making sure that each client’s expectations and needs are always exceeded. She manages the financial and marketing aspects of the business, which frees Dan up to spend more time doing what he loves to do best – working with clients to help them achieve their wellness and fitness goals.
When she’s not at the Studio you’ll find her enjoying life in Irvington with her 2 daughters, cooking gourmet meals, wine tasting, bowling, hiking out in the Gorge, or making travel plans to visit family and friends around the U.S. or the 2 girls she sponsors through the Miracle Foundation in India.