An Iowa native, Joe is a practicing Roman Catholic and the oldest of seven children. Joe has extensive knowledge and background in marketing and business, working in the healthcare field and with the Catholic Church.
When not in the office, Joe enjoys spending time with his family and exploring the Pacific Northwest. He enjoys the cinema, reading books (thriller-suspense, horror, science fiction, and historical), as well as both listening to and creating music.
As a musician, Joe has been studying and playing classical guitar for 17 years. His favorite classical guitarists include Paul Wilson, Andres Segovia and Christopher Parkening. Other artists that have been inspirational to him are Santana, Osibisa, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Malo, Cream, The Allman Brothers Band, CCR, The Zombies, The Beatles, Frank Sinatra, Bob Dylan, U2, P.O.D., Sade, and Phil Collins.
As one who appreciates the arts, Joe enjoys drawing and photography. Some of his favorite artists include, Michelangelo, Rafael, Jesús Helguera, Caravaggio, Salvador Dali, Diego Rivera, Pablo Picasso, and Vincent Van Gogh.
Joe holds multiple degrees including: