As a child, Johanna always wanted to know what was happening in the world around her and asked lots of questions. Imagine her delight when she discovered you could make a career from sharing stories.
Johanna studied journalism and public relations at the University of Newcastle in New South Wales. She worked at several newspapers before trying her hand at marketing and public relations.
A four-year working holiday in the UK combined Johanna’s love of writing and marketing with travel, and inspired her to start her own business when returning to Australia in 2005. Since then Johanna has become a mum to two beautiful boys, who have added a new dimension to her life – and business – experiences.
Johanna built her freelance work and ability to build relationships and tell a great story into a business and launched Strawberry Communications in 2007. She is also studying a PhD in journalism with the University of Tasmania, investigating how social media texts are used by newspapers as news sources in reporting crisis events.