Meet The Team

Joanna has been with Perkolator since October 2015 and is the Manger of Retail Operations. Born and raised in tough inner city Boston, Joanna moved to Chicago in the early 2000s and settled in Portage Park with her husband Adam in 2009. She has a background in art, history, and design, and spent 10 years in higher education administration. She lives just around the corner from Perk with Adam, their two dogs Meera and Odin, and their cat Ginger. You can find her running back and forth between Perk and Thrift & Thrive, chatting up the customers, and cooking up a storm in the kitchen. She loves to laugh, spend time with her animal family, talk beer and brewing, enjoys culinary adventures, and adores Stephen King.