Resourceful, adventurous and tenacious, Joan loves to travel, renovate homes and talk (a lot). She was raised in St. Louis MO, attended Bradley University in Peoria IL and lived in Louisville KY before moving to Atlanta in 1988 where she discovered a passion for real estate. Joan began purchasing investment property and renovating homes in 1999, became a licensed real estate agent in 2005 and has closed more than 250 real estate transactions. In addition to selling real estate, Joan enjoys yoga, gardening, beading, cooking and volunteering. She has earned numerous awards for her community involvement and in 2015 established the Kaplan Family Philanthropic Fund to provide money for local, housing-oriented charities. She and her husband of 25 years have two daughters, 2 rescue pups, 2 cats, 4 backyard chicken and 2 honeybee hives.