Joy resides in Boise, Idaho and was second runner-up for Mrs. Idaho for 2013. She was diagnosed with lupus two years ago and has used her platform to bring awareness to lupus and auto-immune disease to the public. She is the co-founder and owner of A New Leaf, an Idaho-based agency that provides development and mental health services. Joy has three gown kids and enjoys being with her two grandkids. She joined the LFA-PNW Board in the spring of 2013.