Joy Westrum has lived her life on her own terms. Some would view her as living a dichotomy: on the one hand successfully running her own fashion business and comfortably working with high society, yet volunteering much of her time reaching out to help others who had fallen through the cracks of society and needed a helping hand to get their lives back on track.
Joy has traveled the world looking for suppliers for her business. While in Thailand she visited with Bengal tigers at a Buddhist temple and rode elephants down to the river for their daily bath. At other times she has worked in prisons in both the US and Mexico with heroin or methamphetamine addicts and frequently collaborated with state and national political leaders and celebrities, helping connect them to humanitarian and social issues. She has worked In Washington D.C. on projects with the US Department of Justice, The US Department of Homeland Security, The US Department of Health and Human Services, the State Department and White House.
She was invited to Costa Rica by the Rector of the United Nations University to brief their staff on drug and crime prevention. Working in D.C. with the Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration as the chief legislative liaison on a highly successful national drug prevention program she helped to greatly reduced the use of ecstasy and club drugs nationally. Joy was honored with a prestigious award at the National Press Club for her volunteer work with legislators nationwide.
Sometimes controversial, never afraid of a challenge-despite considerable opposition and against all odds - Joy has been all about doing what she set out to, and doing it in style! Many thank her for the positive change she has made in their lives and being an inspiration of the human spirit and what can be accomplished if you set your mind to it!
Joy Westrum spends much of her time supporting causes that are near and dear to her. She is a strong supporter of the Republican party and shows her support at various social events throughout the year. She is also a strong supporter of our war heroes and veterans.
Joy is also an advocate for animal welfare. She carries a line of faux fur clothing in her Aspen boutique, she takes part in many charity events supporting animal welfare and rescue, and has spent time protesting against the inhumane treatment of animals.
Joy at an event for Service Dogs for Heroes.
Joy modeling her line of Faux Fur at a wild animal sanctuary.
Joy supporting Dr. Robin Ganzert at the Hero Dog Awards. Dr. Ganzert is an amazing hero for her work rescuing animals, and reuniting our beloved service men with their military dogs, who served together in some of the most dangerous conditions.
Supporting the local Fireman's association in Miami Beach, FL.
Joy with Congressman Matt Gaetz.
Joy with Colorado Governor Hickenlooper.
Joy Westrum with Joe Biden.
Joy with Tom Cruise.
Joy with John Travolta.
Joy at the Inagauration of Donald Trump in D.C.
Joy with Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas.