Chief of Staff
Joan is Chief of Staff to Kimbal Musk and team. For over four years, Joan served as President and COO of Kimbal’s non-profit organization, Big Green (formerly The Kitchen Community). Her previous experience includes a combined 25 years of corporate systems consulting and academics. As a tenured business professor at Long Beach City College for 13 years, Joan worked with many students of diverse socioeconomic backgrounds having varying and often extreme needs – students who forever positively changed her outlook on life. Joan has a Bachelor of Business Information Systems from the University of Wisconsin and a Master in Business Administration from Pepperdine University. Joan was formerly an elite middle-distance runner and duathlete; now she enjoys trail running, skiing, and other Colorado adventures. She lives in Boulder with her husband and two teen boys who are avid alpine ski racers, runners, and swimmers.