Joyce joined WALSTEAD MERTSCHING PS in 1996 as Legal Assistant, working in the areas of civil litigation, real estate, insurance defense, collections, municipal corporations, corporate/business law, homeowners associations and general litigation. She is currently
Legal Assistant to Norman C. Dick, Frank F. Randolph and Nicole M. Tideman.
Joyce was born in Longview, Washington and moved to Hawthorne, Nevada with her family. Following high school, she attended ITT Links School of Business in Boise, Idaho, completing the Executive Secretarial Course. Joyce returned to Hawthorne, Nevada and was employed by the Mineral County Juvenile Probation Department as Secretary and, while continuing to work in the secretarial field, she also worked as Juvenile Probation Officer, Interstate Compact Officer, and Truant Officer. She retired after 21 years of service. Following retirement, Joyce moved to Clatskanie, Oregon and worked for the Rainier School District as a Para Educator for 1 1/2 years in Speech and Language, English and Horticulture.
Joyce returned to Longview in 2002. She is a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, assisting as Deacon, Life Group Leader, choir member, and serving on the Altar Guild.