Jo-Ann Fitzpatrick is originally from Craigavon, Co. Armagh in Northern Ireland. Before moving to New Orleans she attended Swansea Metropolitan University receiving Bachelor of Arts degree in European Social and Cultural Studies. During college she worked for the Big Issue Cymru. The Big Issue is one of the UK's leading social businesses providing help and support to the nations' homeless and vulnerably housed. After graduation, Jo-Ann moved to New Orleans and bartended in several Irish pubs before starting her career in Real Estate. In 2005 Jo-Ann joined Latter & Blum Inc, Realtors. In 2011, she was honored to be voted as one of the top 3 agents in the Gambits 2011 Best of New Orleans category.