Joanna grew up and went to university out East but it wasn’t until she moved to the mountains permanently in 1998 that she really got schooled. After a few years working as a gearhead in some climbing shops, in 2007 she finally found her dream job that merged mountain culture with her love of outdoor pursuits working for the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival. Since 2014, Joanna has been the Programming Director of the Festival which sees her reading more than 70 mountain literature books and watching 350 mountain films annually. In addition to being a voracious reader, she is an avid backcountry skier and bike commuter. Her book reviews have appeared not only in Highline Magazine but also in the Canadian Alpine Journal.
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