Joyce comes to Hershey with her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Hiram College. She also holds a post-baccalaureate certification in secondary education from Cleveland State University. For the past 15 years, Joyce has lived with her husband, Tom, and their two children, Ella and Tommy, in rural dwellings outside of Cincinnati and Cleveland (Geauga County). Inspired by a deep curiosity to live sustainably on the land and a long-standing dream to farm, she studied herbalism, worked on farms and fed her family locally-grown and foraged foods.
From her current home in Chardon, Joyce enjoys shepherding both her goats and her two adolescents, practicing yoga, and helping her husband build their unconventional silo and shipping container home. She is honored to share her passion for farming with Hershey Montessori’s Adolescent Community.