Joanne trained as an avionics technician with the Royal New Zealand Air Force.
During her eight years with the RNZAF Joanne worked on various aircraft including the Strikemasters in Ohakea and the Airtrainers in Christchurch. Joanne especially enjoyed being an integral member of the maintenance team for the Red Checkers Aerobatics Squad.
In 1989 Joanne left the Air Force to become a junior instrument technician at Homersham Ltd working in the service department repairing instrumentation. Her air force instrument training coupled with her training on a wide variety of industrial instrumentation at Homershams meant Joanne became very knowledgeable in her chosen field.
Joanne progressed through the ranks to senior technician before moving into the customer service / inside sales area.
Over time Joanne progressed from customer service to administration and management. Her knowledge and understanding of all facets of the business lead to her appointment as General Manager in 2001.
In her spare time, Joanne enjoys computers and socialising with her partner and friends.