Joan has been working in interior design since 1981 when she co-founded a design firm in Falmouth. In 1997, she and Joe established The Valle Group. At The Valle Group, she is the Director of Design and oversees plans and material specifications for the homes. In addition, she is a LEED Accredited Professional. In her spare time, Joan is an avid runner, competing in the Falmouth Road Race over 35 times and completing the Cape Cod Marathon twice. She also loves to garden. Volunteer experiences include organizing both a House Tour and a Garden Festival for Historic Highfield Hall in Falmouth, serving on the interior design committee for the new Woods Hole Golf Club clubhouse, Chair of Buildings and Grounds at the Waquoit Congregational Church and a member of Falmouth Art Center Board.