JoAnne was born in England and raised in San Francisco, California. She moved to the Portland, Maine area in 2000 with her husband, Doug. After discovering that the Downeast region was truly her “happy place,” JoAnne joined Friends of Acadia in 2018. JoAnne’s love of the environment and of the non-profit world lead her to enter the Maine Master Naturalist Program, from which she graduated in 2017. She loves being a volunteer teacher, showing off the many beautiful places Maine has to offer and promoting stewardship and the preservation of the precious resources we have here.
JoAnne also loves birding and plant and animal identification. One of her favorite ways to observe animal behavior, specifically their movement through the environment, is by using scat and winter track identification. When she’s not outdoors leading nature hikes or bird watching, JoAnne can be found spending time with her husband and their three dogs, or in her kitchen baking treats for friends and coworkers.