Joanie Schachtner Bio

I was born in PA, but also lived in Indiana, New York, and Illinois before moving to Wisconsin in 1979.

I receiveJoanied 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.