Joelle Tripp (Johnson)

'16 BMgt
Wedding + Event Planner @Joy by Joelle

Joelle is a wedding and event planner born and raised in Camrose and currently producing weddings and events all over Alberta. She's been in the industry for six years, specializes in tented weddings and focuses on creating custom experiences for both her clients and their guests. She'll have 50+ weddings under her belt, she never tires of her work and feels incredibly privileged to be creating and designing weddings for her clients that are as wild as their hearts and as big as their story.

Q: What is your favourite memory from your time at Augustana Campus?

A: Playing volleyball with the girls! We had such a blast together on and off the court and those friendships still continue!


Q: What was your favourite class you took? What did you like about it?

A: Women studies with Yvonne Becker. It was an extremely thought-provoking class and it challenged a lot of preconceived understandings that I had at that time in my life that laid the groundwork for a different line of thinking in the future.


Q: How did you spend your time outside of the classroom?

A: Playing volleyball, at the local Camrose watering hole and cheering on our other school sports teams!


Q: Who was your favourite instructor and what do you remember about them?

A: My favourite professor was Kristen Cumming! She had such an interesting business perspective and is the best storyteller of all time! She always captured my attention in class and has remained a friend even outside of school to this day, as well.


Q: How did your time at Augustana impact who you are today?

A: The years I spent at Augustana were very much filled with connection, community and maneuvering through the maze of finding my career calling and my confidence. A lot of support and 'cheerleading' from my professors was what gave me the confidence I needed. I suppose that that confidence is what pushed me in the right direction as far as my career choice as a wedding and event planner! And, interestingly enough, Augustana's impact hasn't fully finished being that I go back to campus for career nights with current students. We're a little family at Augustana and I love re-connecting with everyone and picking up right where we all left off.


Q: What advice would you give to current students?

A: Don't be afraid to connect with your professors on both an academic level and a personal level. They are such incredible people who love to share their wisdom and just hang! Some of my favourite memories were spent chatting at the coffee house or sitting in front of the fire on the couches with friends and our profs.