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Seth's hand drawn border

meet our JOY Team!

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Joe and Marla Truitt

Founders of Joy House

Joe & Marla built their son, Seth, the Joy House in 2020. Joy House Store opened shortly after. Joe & Marla steward a community of special artists and provide a space to develop their independence.


Todd and Jill Hess

East Coast Directors

Todd & Jill partnered with Joy House in 2023 and opened various locations in North Carolina. They live on a farm outside of Charlotte.


Courtney Conlon

East Coast Manager

Courtney is one of Todd & Jill's daughters. She manages operations at all East Coast locations. She lives in North Carolina with her husband, Ryan, and 1-year-old daughter, Delaney.

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Seth Truitt

The Big Boss

Seth is the inspiration behind Joy House. He can be found working the register, signing autographs, modeling products, and fueling ideas for growth in the Joy House business.

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Meagan Tarka

Creative Operations

Meagan uses her skills in graphic design, web design, marketing, and media to make all of Marla's dreams come to life!  

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