Joy Foster lives in Switzerland with her two small children, Heidi and Asher and husband, Tim Foster. She currently runs Living in Luzern, the most popular and most visited information blog in Luzern, Switzerland.
When not working on Living in Luzern, Joy helps small business owners optimize their blogs and websites for a donation rather than a set price as part of her Made with Joy project.
Joy’s professional background includes website design, volunteer management, fundraising, e-marketing and sales. Before moving to Switzerland, Joy lived and trained at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California while a member of the United States Archery Team. She was a member of four consecutive US Archery Teams from 2004-2007. Joy has run two marathons for Charity, The Boston Marathon in 2003 and The Rock and Roll Marathon in San Diego in 2008.
Always concerned with the community around her, Joy has put countless hours into helping non-profits. Some of the organizations that she has worked with and/or supported include Team Darfur (now merged with United to End Genocide), Compassion International, LET’S SHARE, 211 San Diego, Endow Chula Vista (via the Chula Vista Mayor’s Office), Children of Promise, Eastlake Community Church, the International Church of Lucerne, the ICL Women’s Committee, Phillips Exeter Class of 1998 Class Agent, Founders4Schools and the Swiss American Society Lucerne. In 2012, Joy was a guest speaker at Silicon Valley Comes to the UK.