Joy T. Maples, APR
Joy T. Maples has worn many hats in her long-ish life. She has served the deaf community as a sign language interpreter, also helping place them in good jobs. She is a public relations professional, having served her Alaska community in a variety of roles as a director of communications for the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce, and then for the Anchorage Convention & Visitors Bureau (now Visit Anchorage). Currently, she works as a contract employee, writing web content, news releases, and social media posts for companies in a variety of sectors. She also plays upright bass in several bands, aspiring to become a rockstar. In her spare time, she pushes the limits of her body running trail races and climbing mountains. Her most recent athletic accomplishment is completing a half ironman in Santa Cruz, California, with next year's goal being a jaunt to Arizona's Grand Canyon for a R2R2R with friends.