Joel is a lifelong Mainer who has lived in Portland for 26 years. She received her BA in art from the University of Southern Maine and has worked as an artist and in other self-employed ventures as a landscape gardener, baker, and seat weaver ever since. Photography has been her main creative outlet for the past few years and she is delighted to be able to combine her love for the medium with her work for Side x Side.
She loves spending her extra time on adventures with her son. In addition to taking photos and painting watercolors, she enjoys cooking and baking, hiking and camping, books and films, gardening, and animals.