Joanna's Resume

A little more about Joanna ...

Educational Background:  

Estacada High School, Estacada, Oregon

High School Diploma, June 1996

Honors:  National Honors Society

Activities: Junior Class Representative, Senior Year Student Council and Dance Team

Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa, Idaho 

Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, Political Science, May 2000 , GPA—3.8 / 4.0 

Honors: Academic Dean’s List for 10 Terms; Honors Scholarship; Phi Delta 

Lambda; Published Paper in Cornerstone, 2000  

Activities: Compassionate Ministries Club; President and Co-founder, Political 

Science Club; Delegate (1998) and Head Delegate (1999), Model United     

Nations, WestMUN  

Special Programs: American Studies Program, Policy Study/Internship, Washington, DC 1998 

Willamette University College of Law, Salem, Oregon 

Juris Doctorate, magna cum laude, May 2003, Cumulative Class Rank:  4 / 130     GPA—3.98 / 4.30  

Honors: Legal Research and Writing; High Papers: Contracts I, Contracts II, 

Business Organizations, and Payment Systems; Dean’s Honors List (Top 10 

percent); Trustees’ Scholarship 

Activities: Willamette Law Review, Member, 2001 and Form Editor, 2002; 

Multicultural Law Students Association; Willamette University Public Law 

Interest Project; Third Year Class Treasurer 



Self-employed entrepreneur and independent caregiver

Occupational Background: 

Attorney, Business Owner, Office Manager, Assistant, Health Coach, Librarian, Law Clerk, Plant Worker at Milk Plant in Yogurt Room

Community Service: 

  • Clackamas County Party – Precinct Committee Person (Elected 2016 to Present). 
  • Estacada Area Community Events – Director (2005 – Present) and Secretary (2007 – 2012 and 2014 – Present). Formed new nonprofit with community members to continue the July 4th Festival that the Chamber cancelled.   We added back the Timber Festival.
  • Ford Institute Leadership Program – Community Ambassador, Estacada Cohorts 2 & 3 (2013 – 2016) As one of the Community Ambassadors I assisted in the facilitation of the Leadership training and project.
  • Branding Committee for the City of Estacada – Member (Jan. 2015 – Jan. 2016). 
  • Ford Institute Leadership Program – Participant, Estacada Cohort 1 (Sept. 2011 – Dec. 2012).
  • Downtown and Riverside Advisory Committee for Estacada – Member (2010 – 2011). 
  • Estacada Community Foundation –Director (2009 – 2012) and President (2010 – 2012). 
  • Estacada Development Association – Director (2009 – 2012) A Main Street Program.  
  • One of EDA’s biggest accomplishments is the remodel of Broadway Street.