Originally from Michigan's Upper Peninsula, Joy graduated Magna Cum Laude from Michigan Technological University with her Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts with a concentration in Business Administration. Joy also holds Associate Degrees in Law, Business Administration, Liberal Arts and Humanities. Driven by her love of architecture and passion for negotiation, Joy joined Russ Lyon | Sotheby's International Realty and became a group member of Wolski, Gillenwater &O’Keefe where she represents clients in the purchase, marketing and sale of luxury real estate. Joy's thorough knowledge of the real estate market, excellent communication skills and innate understanding of the needs of both buyers and sellers enable her to develop valued relationships with her clients. Her ethics and discretion are assets to both clients and agents alike. By keeping her clients informed, resolving concerns, and paying attention to the details, Joy is dedicated to serving her clients with true professionalism.
Through her active lifestyle within the community and her volunteer efforts, Joy is dedicated to her involvement with non-profit organizations and giving back. For the greater valley area, Joy is a volunteer for the Russ Lyon | Sotheby’s International Realty’s V-Corps which allows agents and employees of the company to give back to the community through special projects and worthy causes. After graduating from college, Joy wanted to support her fellow Alumni and University, so she became the Phoenix Alumni Chapter Representative for Michigan Technological University. For continued involvement in the greater community, Joy is passionate about her heritage and culture, so she became an active member and volunteer for the valley’s Finns and Friends | Finnish Heritage Club and was voted as the Club Secretary starting in 2016.
Here, in Arizona, we are blessed with a beautiful lifestyle during all four seasons, so Joy continues to support her local community through social clubs and additional volunteer efforts which involve the great outdoors. Joy is an active participant in the Russ Lyon | Sotheby’s International Realty | Lyon’s Pride Hiking Club and to support her love of animals, Joy is a volunteer for the RRR Horse Rescue. The RRR Horse Rescue offers a loving temporary home for horses that are in need of being Rescued, Rehabilitated and Re-homed. Joy is also an active member and event volunteer for the Carefree | Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce as well as an event volunteer for the Town of Carefree.
If you are looking to broaden your horizons by moving to a new neighborhood or you are interested in becoming more involved in your community, Joy would be pleased to assist you in the enhancement of your lifestyle.