|Joni's 1000-watt smile!|
|Kim Baker, Laurie Thompson, Joni|
Go forth and conquer! We can't wait to read your next novel!
And all the ones after that!
With love and best wishes,
SCBWI WWA AdCom!
SCBWI WWA members!
SCBWI in general!
From Kim Baker, former Regional Advisor and Assistant Regional Adviser with Joni:
Joni has been such an AMAZING friend and asset to the region. She was one of the first people that I met when I joined, and always so warm and helpful to newbies and pros alike. She’s worn so many hats and brought her amazing skills to benefit so many. I’m not sure most people realize how hard she’s worked to make SCBWI Western Washington so special. Spreadsheets, budgets, brainstorming, coaching, delegating, managing, advising, planning- a lot of that done while the rest of us slept. It was an honor to serve as Assistant Regional Advisor while Laurie and Joni were at the helm. She makes a great leader-- always levelheaded, respectful, and take charge. It won’t be the same without her, and she will be missed! Can’t wait to see what she does next.
|Uh-oh! That looks fun/like trouble! (Joni, Laurie, Kim)|
From Laurie Thompson, co-RA with Joni: "I can't imagine anyone I would've enjoyed working with as co-RA more than Joni. She's compassionate yet level-headed, creative yet logical, hard-working yet fun-loving. I can't wait to see what she does next!"