Joyce is thrilled to be back in the West and has been in Crested Butte since 2006. She was raised in eastern MO then lived and worked in Washington DC (Congress) and Juneau AK (Alaska Legislature). Before making the move to CB, she worked for school districts in admin positions and as a licensed substitute teacher (CO, WI). She became a real estate broker and practiced for ten years in Door County WI. During that time, she served as a Director on the Door County RE Board, county-state Ethics Panel and committees. She holds a BS-Human Development from UWGB and has been active in many educational and civic groups. When she moved to The Butte, the real estate market was in its downslide and she worked resort and retail jobs, and served as hospice volunteer. Joyce has lived abroad, and in addition to travel, she enjoys the great outdoors, horse riding, skiing, fishing, hiking and is struggling with high-altitude gardening. She married Doug Kroft, former owner – still broker - of Red Lady Realty, and returned to real estate practice. She has two grown sons who live in South Africa and WI.