Joanne opened Carolina Gymnastics Center, Inc in 1976. This school was the first privately owned gymnastics school in South Carolina. Joanne has over forty years of coaching experience. In 2008, Joanne was named South Carolina Coach of the Year and in 2010 she was inducted into the Region 8 Hall of Fame. She is also a nationally rated coach and judge.
As State Chairman, Joanne attends, judges, or coaches every state meet from level 2-10 and every Region 8 level 8-10 regional Championships. She has qualified over 80 gymnasts to Level 8, 9, and 10 Regionals.