JooHee grew up in Oklahoma and moved to Tennessee in 2005 to support Lincoln Memorial University. She has over 25 years of educational administration experience in nonprofit organizations and state and private higher education institutions.
After a diagnosis of breast cancer in 2019 and enduring months of treatments, including surgery, chemo, and radiation, she was declared cancer-free in 2020. She is now retired from full-time employment and enjoys life in New Tazewell, TN. She manages a short-term rental treehouse, enjoys boating and lake life, and plays golf as much as possible. Football season is her favorite time of year.