Joyia Emard was a Loomis News reporter and contributing writer for six years before becoming editor. Emard, along with her husband and three children, has lived in the Loomis area for 15 years, and she has been an active volunteer in the local schools and community. She earned a B.A. in public relations from the journalism school at the University of Southern California and has worked in marketing, advertising and public relations. In her spare time she enjoys gardening and outdoor activities.