Joanne was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, and received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Horticulture from the University of Maryland. She has been a real estate agent for over 22 years and is an Accredited Staging Professional, a designation from, the only nationally recognized designation for home staging. She also is a Certified Residential Specialist, a designation held by only 5% of real estate agents nationwide.  Joanne was also a Broker Manager for several years.  Being a top producer with over 50 million dollars in sales volume, she also trained and mentored other agents to become top producers.  Joanne has been very active in the Board of Realtors.  She served on the Arbitration Committee and was President of the Eastside Council at that Board of Realtors.  She and her husband, Tom, are the real estate team called "The Dream Catchers".

Joanne is presently a member of the 
the Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce, the Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association, and Joanne and Tom are members of the 
Punta Gorda Isles Cruising Club.  Joanne loves live theater, is a member of the Peace River Harmony of Sweet Adelines, and the International Association of Home Staging.  She was a Rotarian for five years, and enjoys running, gardening, boating, and caring for her two dogs, Cookie and Muffin. 

What could be better in life than  to spend it living in the warm sunshine. After two weeks in Punta Gorda my husband and I started asking each other why we hadn't moved here years ago. This is such a wonderful community.   We love it here and we know you will too."

Tom was born in Alabama, spent most of his younger years living in Montana, and received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Aviation Management from Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama.  From there he joined United Airlines and flew as an airline pilot for 36 years. He also served as a pilot instructor and check pilot with United and spent the last six years of his aviation career as a Boeing 747-400 Captain.

Tom is presently a member of the Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce, the
Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association, and Tom and Joanne are members of the 
Punta Gorda Isles Cruising Club. He is also a member of the Punta Gorda Peace River Center for Writers, and is a past Associate Director on the Southwest Florida Chapter Board of Directors for  the National Association of Investors CorporationHe also served as President of a Ft. Myers Toastmasters chapter.


From his airline training and experience he brings to "The Dream Catchers" a high degree of professionalism, dedication to task, attention to detail, and goal oriented team skills. 

"The Dream Catchers" goal is to provide you with the very best guidance, care, expertise, and real estate service in your search for your dream home. We love Punta Gorda and the Charlotte Harbor area and we know you will too. Whether you already live here and are just relocating, or plan to move here from another area, or are simply looking for investment property, we take pride in dedicating all of our resources and energy to helping you achieve your real estate goals.  

"Don't just dream it. Live it!"