Joan was born and raised in Los Angeles, California and graduated from UC Berkeley where she met her husband Bill. They lived in Stockton, California where Bill owned a third generation real estate business. After raising four children, volunteering for a multitude of organizations and taking the family on a wild year long adventure through 22 countries, Joan became involved in the alternative energy business designing and building passive solar homes. In 1987, they moved to Laguna Beach where Joan again worked in the alternative energy industry. Because of strong ties to the Palm Desert area, Joan and Bill moved to the desert in 1996. Golf and bridge are her passions along with volunteering at The Living Desert and St. Margaret's Episcopal Church. Joan believes that every country club and every area has its own personality and finding the right one for you is what she does best. On January 1st 2010 Joan and her daughter Molly re-launched The Hobin Company incorporated in 1925 but actually started in 1891 in San Joaquin county. Molly, CEO, resides in Manhattan Beach and covers the South Bay of Los Angeles. Joan's territory is the desert, Palm Springs to La Quinta. Visit them on their website: Thehobincompany.com.