About Joann Horne
Joann was born in Seatle and raised in Kirkland with an older brother, Ron, a German Shepard, Gretchen, a cat named Puff, and her loving, hard-working mother, Pauline.
She graduated from Inglemoor High School, and attended Shoreline Community College, where she transfered to Central Washington University, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations. while at CWU, she met her Maid (now Matron) of Honor, Amy.
Post college, finding a career has been a long journey. She started working in an office job when José entered her life. At that time, she was learning the job of being a Professional Bar Tender, and José was named after his favorite drink. Working as a bartender was where she met her next boss. She started work in a Publication Advertising and Graphic Design company, working there until the business came to an end.
At this point, she and Ike met, and just a few short months later she was hired at Rabanco, where she met colleagues who would be a part of her future for some time to come. When Rabanco underwent changes in management, she pursued an opporunity with the Boeing Company, in sunny Everett. This is when she met Paul, and their relationship grew, and she knew he was the love of her life.
However, the opportunities at the Boeing Company were not the ones she had been searching for, so personal growth took her to another fork in the road. She attended Culinary Arts School because she always had loved to cook, and had reason to believe this was her calling. But this path was not hers. This life change brought some wonderful experiences, new friends, and more of life's lessons. This brought her back to Rabanco, to continue working with the train.
She enjoys and appreciates her job a great deal more now, and all of the trials and tribulations along the way have added to life's experiences. Fortunately, Paul has been able to stand by her when life gets rough, and they finally admitted to each other that after almost 7 years, they are still perfect for each other.
In a world where celebrity equals talent, and where make-believe is called reality, it is most important to have real love, truth and stability in your life.
~ Bernie Brillstein
(film and television producer)