You will find Jo Bartruff in the Masterson Method office Monday through Friday. Her duties are many, but she’s mainly responsible for processing product orders and course registrations.

As a kid, Jo was obsessed with horses. At one point, with the help of her neighborhood “gang,” she saved up five whole dollars so they could buy a pony to share. So that never happened. She is now content with painting horses instead, along with other things. As an “older than average adult student”, Jo studied eastern religions at Iowa State University, and has lived in Iowa most of her life, except for a couple of brief stints in Wyoming and Missouri.

For 12 years, Jo was an instructor of Iyenger hatha yoga, and, who knows, she may go back to that one day. She has worked in an office most of her life, but her real dream was always to be either a jazz singer or a stand-up comedian.

When she’s not at the office, or caring for her elderly mom, Jo loves to take long walks, paint with pastels, and watch movies. If you’re interested, you can check out her art on her Facebook page under J.C. Norris and click on Photos.