As a trucker’s daughter, Joy was born in California and lived in Texas, Louisiana, and Florida by the time she graduated from high school. Joy moved to Nashville to attend college and earned a Bachelor of Science of Business Administration with a major in accounting from Trevecca Nazarene University in 1989. Joy is a certified public accountant and the managing partner of In The Black Accounting Services (ITBAS). ITBAS is a full-service CPA firm that specializes in providing business startup services, accounting and bookkeeping to small business: tax preparation and representation services before the IRS, state and local tax authorities to individuals and small businesses. The firm’s clientele now includes businesses and individuals in 37 states throughout the US and Australia. Previously, Joy worked as a federal agent with the U.S. Treasury, IRS Criminal Investigation Division for almost ten years. In addition to her duties conducting federal tax fraud investigations, conducting surveillance, executing federal search and arrest warrants, Joy also worked on Presidential protection details for the 1992 and 1996 Presidential campaigns. She currently resides in Mount Juliet, Tennessee with her husband, Johnny.