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Summit Daily/Brad Odekirk Right Brain - JoAnn Kloiber
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JoAnn Kloiber uses her voice to free herself. Whenever the pressures of life mount, she belts out a tune and everything calms down in her world.The 32-year-old moved from her hometown in New Jersey to Summit County about two years ago. She overcame the challenge of finding an affordable home in the High Country that would house her five children – ranging from an infant to 10-years-old.She’s been singing since she was 12 and has performed for Jerry’s Kids, nursing homes, hospitals, the Police Athletic League in Philadelphia and plenty of talent shows.She started working as a cashier and slowly worked her way up to being the service manager at the Vista Haus at the top of Peak 8 at Breckenridge, and every Monday – for the past two years – she has sung karaoke at the Maggie at the Village at Breckenridge. Now it’s her job to make karaoke more entertaining – so check her out and join in the fun from 4-7 p.m. Mondays at the Maggie.Dream

To share my singing ability with all who will listen. I would love to someday see my name in lights. Isn’t that what every singer or performer wants?Why do it?Singing gives me an outlet when I need to escape daily life. I get to be who I want to be on stage. I enjoy being in the spotlight.What do you try to convey?

I try to convey a lot of feeling into my performance. I want everyone to relate to the songs that I do, whether it takes them to the past or future. I want them to feel the songs, not just hear them.ChallengeMy biggest challenge in my life was making it here. Five children can be very expensive. The cost of living here is higher than anywhere else, but if you stick it out and pursue all of your options, everything starts to go your way. Accomplishment



I am very proud that now my children sing and also get on stage to share their singing abilities. Watching them perform puts butterflies in my stomach and tears of joy in my eyes.Staying freshI stay motivated by taking in the energy that the customers give out as well as the motivation my employer gives me in putting its trust in me to do a great job. I look at every day as the day someone famous might hear me and say, “Wow, I know someone that would love to hear you” or a day that I may even get to sing in concert in front of millions.When you’re not singing?When I am not working or singing, I am a mom. I devote my extra time to doing fun things with the kids. Our goal this year is to finally take a ride on the horse buggy through town and sip hot cocoa – and maybe take a sleigh ride on the mountain.


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