People We Love: Jo Barry


Vivacious and gregarious, Jo Barry, office administrator and certified transaction coordinator at Sotheby’s International Realty, greets customers with a huge smile. “Jo is a pleasure to work with,” said Michael Novotny, Vice President and Brokerage Manager at Sotheby’s. “Her energy and wit add so much to our office. She is one-of-a-kind and I wouldn’t want it any other way.” Jo has worked in the Sotheby’s office for years and loves her job. “It’s so nice to be able to say that you absolutely love to come to work each day,” she said. Originally from London, Jo has lived in the U.S. since 1985. She raised her children here and was always very involved in their lives, serving as president of the PTA, Little League Coach and as a Scout leader. An avid traveler in her youth, Jo is filled with wonderful stories. “I was one of the first female club D.J.’s in the world and worked for a London Company named Juliana’s Discotheques,” she said. “I travelled around the world, including Indonesia, Singapore, and Hong Kong.” Jo shared a photo depicting her in Bali in 1979, with one of her regulars from the Pitstop Disco. “I worked in Sardinia at Cala Di Volpe on Costa Smeralda, where they filmed The Spy Who Loved Me with Roger Moore – I was an extra in that movie.” MM

MALIBU MAGAZINE loves Jo Barry for her amazing attuitude, work ethic, and story, all contributing to our community.

Holly Bieler