During her 25 years in the professional marketplace, Joy has gained wide-ranging knowledge of the business of real estate, as well as cutting-edge advertising and marketing strategic planning and interior and landscape design expertise. Those strengths combine with her familiarity with the construction process and highly trained communication and negotiation skills to place her among today's most valuable real estate professionals.

A fourth-generation Californian, she graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California, Berkeley, then traveled to Paris, where she studied language at the Sorbonne and design and art history at Academie Charpentier.

Returning to California, Joy worked for two prestigious, award-winning San Francisco-based advertising and marketing companies. As an account executive her responsibilities included all phases of national and international promotion for an impressive roster of major clients. An astute and talented entrepreneur, she subsequently formed her own consulting firm as well as an innovative interior design and home furnishings business.

For the past decade, Joy has been a partner in Capital West Associates, providing a range of real estate investment assistance to select clients and partners. The firm specializes in the acquisition of value-added commercial and residential investment properties.

An exuberant fan of Santa Barbara, Joy realizes that its excellent urban planning and architectural integrity along with its cultured, cosmopolitan ambiance appeal to discriminating and often international clientele. That clientele also appreciates Joy's title of Master Gardener and her fluency in the French language.

What she refers to as Santa Barbara's engaging sense of place and its joie de vivre inspire Joy to participate passionately in all that the area has to offer. A lifelong athlete and married mother of three, she immerses herself in recreational and family-oriented activities. Community and non-profit organizations, including CASA, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Ronald McDonald House, Young Audiences and Loaves and Fishes, are a major part of Joy's life as well.