JOAN HAMMEL is a very talented singer/songwriter and producer originally from the Chicago area. She has received MANY nominations, awards, and recognition for her musical work including several Grammy nominations and an Emmy Award. After the 9-11 tragedy, Joan recorded a song, America, which led to her and her band being chosen to be included in a USO tour to Cuba. Rob Hunter was a member of this band and this trip is one of the highlights of his life. Joan later appeared as a headliner for the Winter Olympics when it was held in Salt Lake City and is married to the American Ski Jumping Hall of Famer, Mark Hammel. More on Joan can be found at http://joanhammel.com/.