SacTown Talks

#32 - Joy Ann Pendell

Episode Summary

Joy Ann Pendell is a commercial queen-bee breeder. The Pendell Apiaries commercial operation - and her family ranch - was recently threatened by the Mendocino Complex Fires, which they were thankfully spared from. Despite mandatory evacuation orders, Joy dodged the barricades and went towards the smoke and fire to defend her homestead. She is a also a world-class Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competitor from Team Alpha Male, having recently won her purple belt debut on the professional Fight 2 Win stage.

Episode Notes

Joy Ann Pendell is a commercial queen-bee breeder. The Pendell Apiaries commercial operation - and her family ranch - was recently threatened by the Mendocino Complex Fires, which they were thankfully spared from.

Despite mandatory evacuation orders, Joy dodged the barricades and went towards the smoke and fire to defend her homestead.

She is a also a world-class Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competitor from Team Alpha Male, having recently won her purple belt debut on the professional Fight 2 Win stage.

SHOWNOTES:

6:00 - I didn't realize how close the fire was to us

9:00 - The 2012 Mill Fire saved us

15:00 - I'm not sure that my parents would call it quits

26:00 - Regulations making it difficult to clean out dead biomass

40:00 - Jiu jitsu does work. It works for lighter people, smaller people, it works for women. Joy makes it a point not to go light and show people its effectiveness

49:00 - Upcoming competitions for Joy

1:00:00 - Discussing the competitive scene around BJJ