Joanne started fencing with Coach Tedd at the age of 11 as one of the first students at the newly created Team Touché Fencing Center. She fenced foil in the San Diego Scholastic Fencing League, leading the Canyon Crest Academy Women’s Foil Team to victory in 2010 and 2011 and was the San Diego Cup women’s foil points champion from 2008 to 2011.
Understanding that good coaches are necessary to help train great fencers, Coach Joanne started coaching at Team Touché in 2009. She received the certification of Moniteur de Fleuret from the United States Fencing Coaches Association in 2017 .
When not coaching, Coach Joanne’s other passion is in the theater. She attended California State University, Fullerton, graduating in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre: Production and Design, with an emphasis in Lighting Design.