Hello, my name is Joy. I grew up in Santa Cruz, California and spent 10 years in Kelso, Washington. After suffering in the cold, dark, rainy, cold, and rainy North West, I retreated back to my sunny home town Santa Cruz where I've been happily residing for the last two years. In my free time, I enjoy dancing, yoga, cake decorating, spending time with my family, and studying Japanese. I hope to impact lives and change the world! I believe that everyone has a purpose in life and no one is too insignificant to matter.Show More
Free Lance with Mom
My mom is a professional, Wilton certified, cake decorating instructor. She has a couple hundred students that call her personally and require her and my assistant for last minute wedding cakes, baby shower cakes, birthdays, cupcakes, everything. Over the last 7 years, we have designed and decorated countless cakes together.
Joann Fabric and Crafts
Taught kids, teens, and adults cake decorating. These techniques include holding a bag, piping, flowers, decoration, and various frosting techniques.
Kelso High School
Managed all club activities. Incorporated culture shock between the USA and Japan to better appreciate the smaller differences in our own community. Taught Japanese culture and key words to students who were interested in bettering their language skills. Became am outlet and counselor to high school students who needed help in their personal life. Created life long friends and life changing impacts to a group of 30 high school kids.
Kelso/Makinohara Sister City Foudation
Communicate relations between Japan and Kelso, Washington. Engage in a 2 week exchange both ways where people from Kelso, Washington travel to Makinohara, Japan for two weeks and people from Makinohara, Japan visit Kelso, Washington for two weeks. I acted as a translator for both groups, being one of the only representatives fluent in both languages.
Frosting the Town
Decorated cakes and managed business in a fast paced bakery. Fulfilled orders of hundreds of cupcakes, birthday cakes, and wedding cakes. Modeled fondant, and worked with various types of frosting and frosting techniques.
Youth for Understanding (YFU)
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