Joanie Schachtner Bio
I was born in PA, but also lived in Indiana, New York, and Illinois before moving to Wisconsin in 1979.
I received my BA Psychology from DePauw University in Greencastle, IN, and started my work career as Secretary to the College Committee Kappa Alpha Theta. I always had a flair for design, so I changed directions and became an Interior Design Assistant.
When my first husband and I started our family, I opted to stay home and raise our children.
After a divorce, I met my current husband Jim, and we were married in 1981. We became a blended family and raised my 2 boys, along with his 2 girls and one boy, all while both of us were working full-time. When Jim and I were married our children were teenagers. They are now in their 40’s!
Jim was a builder and I worked with him as the interior designer, as well as ran my own Design Center. Jim and I also co-owned an Apple Computer store. Jim eventually opened his own Computer Custom Software business and I did the bookkeeping.
We moved to The Villages from Brookfield, WI in 2014. We currently live in the village of Dunedin. We enjoy golf, trivia and getting together with friends. I am also an avid canine lover and own a white golden retriever who has no manners. I found him online while visiting The Villages in 2012.
Although we love The Villages lifestyle, I do miss October and the changing of the leaves up North.