Joan or "Joanie" was raised outside of Hatch, NM, "the Chile Capital of the World, "on a farm that has been in her family for several generations. Don't let the title of "Princess," (albeit 1989 Green Chile Princess) mislead you. She is very hardworking and is well known for the loving, compassionate connections she establishes with the families and communities she serves. A diehard UNM Lobo Fan since childhood, she earned a B.S. in Business Administration and began an accounting career with a private hospital. She earned an A.S. in Mortuary Sciences from Amarillo (TX) College. Joan has a deep respect and admiration for those that have served in the US Military, Law Enforcement, Fire Departments and Emergency Medical Services. "Anyone that chooses to protect our communities, country and freedom has my deepest respect. I also know that it is an entire family that serves alongside a service member." She is, also our Annual 9/11 Memorial Services Coordinator for the cities of Albuquerque and Rio Rancho. Her attention to detail, patriotism, calming demeanor, sense of humor and public speaking skills have been nationally recognized. She is known for bringing people and resources together to create a blanket of comfort that helps us all. Her three favorite community service activities are volunteering with the Children's Cancer Fund of NM of which she has been a part of for over 25 years, MADD, and Breast Cancer Awareness. Joan and her husband, Frank, spoil their two dogs like no one else can. In their spare time, the Stasis enjoy spending time with their family and friends, traveling, cooking, and attending sporting events.