Joy was born and raised in Orland Park, Illinois. She started doing gymnastics at an early age. It was then that she began learning lessons regarding hard work, persistence and determination. She continued her gymnastics career throughout high school and also found a new passion in cross country running. Joy attended Eastern Illinois University, where she shifted her drive and determination from athletics to academics. Joy graduated from Eastern with a Masters in Business Administration. Joy has experience in public accounting, financial planning and analysis and corporate accounting/reporting. At Burke America, Joy focuses on managing financial and business strategy to drive top and bottom line financial growth. In her free time, Joy enjoys exercising, dining out and spending time with her young daughter Olivia, husband Adam and their Chihuahua Pixie.