Joya Lonsdale was born Aug 3, 1971, in Hanover, New Hampshire, to Isabella Fiske and WIlliam Lonsdale. The granddaughter of Irving Fiske and Barbara Hall Fiske, writer and artist, founded Quarry Hill Creative Center in Rochester, VT, where Joya grew up, attending the Center’s own alternative school, The North Hollow School. Joya became a poet, baggage handler, linguist, traveler to many parts of the world, Zumba dancer and teacher, and graduated from Boston University (she got her undergraduate degree from Antioch in Yellow Springs, Ohio) with a BS in psychology. She presently works in Boston as a psychotherapist, and on Aug. 31, 2013, will marry “Rupert Moonjumper, Jr.”– a mysterious troubadour of the streets. The two plan to marry in Warren, Vermont and live in Jamaica Plain, MA.
Quarry Hill loves and is proud of Joya Allegra Fiske Lonsdale, the beautiful, happy, swift and wise.