She has written articles for E-How, Travels, Trails, and The Examiner on restaurants, hotels, motels, supermarkets, and industry trends that affect them. Articles include restaurant reviews, short product descriptions, news articles, to features. Articles have appeared online and in print publications. She has several years experience in food marketing and product retrieval. Joan has an AS in Food Service Management from Naugatuck Valley Technical Community College which is part of the Hospitality Program.