Joy Smith

Senior People Specialist

About Joy

Joy, as our Senior People Specialist, is responsible for payroll “with a side of accounting” and making sure that the team at Volume Nine is happy, feeling appreciated, and enjoying all those little perks that we sneak in over the year. Her favorite part about working with V9 is… you guessed it… the people. She also loves the adaptability of the team and has held a first row seat to V9’s growth and change, which she says inspires her daily.

Joy’s previous careers kept her on the road for weeks at a time so when she became a stay at home mom, she realized she was missing something: people. Thus, she became our Senior People Specialist. When she started with Volume Nine in 2009 she wasn’t sure what the future held but has loved being with a company that continues to move with the landscape of marketing. Although she has experienced success in her careers, she believes her greatest accomplishment is her family.

As a remote team member, Joy currently lives Alabama (Roll Tide!) with her husband, son, and rescue pup, Gabe. And while she doesn’t work in our Denver office, she gets to regularly interact with people on the V9 team. When she’s not working, Joy loves to be creative in all forms: she makes jewelry, paints, refinishes furniture, and is teaching herself to sew. She loves a good DIY project but also knows when to bring in a professional. She and her family are also into camping and hiking through their lovely Alabama hometown.

Random Facts

What is the best piece of advice you have been given?
Don’t just go through life, grow through life.

What was your first job? 
Photography assistant. Need help with that prom pose? Look no further.

Favorite family tradition? 
Watching National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation every year during the holidays…in matching Christmas pajamas. (The men in my life LOVE that 2nd part.)