Joey graduated from James Madison University with a BSA in Studio Art. During her time at JMU, she studied Art Therapy and interned at Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community in Harrisonburg before being hired as their Life Enrichment Coordinator. After spending four years at VMRC she took a position with The Colonnades in Charlottesville as their Activities and Volunteer Coordinator. She is currently finishing a MSHHS in Psychology with University of the Rockies after which she plans to pursue a PhD in Psychology. She is also a certified Validation Worker, aromatherapist, and Virtual Dementia leader.