Joanne, or Jo as she is called by her close friends, was born into a noble family of Kenda. Their claim to fame was breeding the best horse on the continent of Kenda and not just the country. She is an accomplished rider and horse wrangler. Her skills in riding are only surpassed by her skills of negotiations and diplomacy. As a young child, her parents saw this gift of negotiations and fostered it. When she was eleven, she was sent to the University of Kallon where she learned the arts of bargaining, negotiations, and diplomacy. She finished the university as the peace treaty that ended the Fourth War with the Horde was signed.