Joy Shiloh

Joy S.

Aptos, CA
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate

I love the art of paper folding! It is a super fun and creative way to relieve stress, create decorations, and build community. Paper is my favorite median and It would be fun to teach someone my tricks and all the ways of paper folding

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Joy delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:

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.


Cake Decorator
Feb 2012 - Present
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.

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Cake Decorating Instructor
Sep 2017 - May 2018
Joann Fabric and Crafts

Taught kids, teens, and adults cake decorating. These techniques include holding a bag, piping, flowers, decoration, and various frosting techniques.

Japanese Club President
Aug 2016 - May 2017
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.

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Sister City Representative
Sep 2015 - Aug 2016
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.

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Cake Decorator
Apr 2015 - Jun 2016
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.


Professional Proficiency


Japanese American Friendship Scholars (JAFS)
Feb 2015
Youth for Understanding (YFU)

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