Joan comes to us from New Hampshire and Maine where she has held various roles including guide, park ranger, office manager, nurse and teacher of everything from skiing to music to math. Originally from Massachusetts, she worked as a software engineer while raising her son. She took him for a climbing lesson one day, and loved it so much she decided to become a guide. She has the gift of helping people become comfortable in challenging situations. This is especially effective in her latest passion as an instructor of adaptive sports. She recently sold her off-the-grid solar home to travel the US and climb. This trip lead her to Colorado, where she is excited to be part of the Apex Team.