Joe grew up landlocked in New Riegel, OH where he spent his days dreaming of the sea. Not surprisingly, he studied Marine Biology at Bowling Green State University, which led him to working in industry researching to reduce agriculture environmental impact in aquatic systems. His love for marine life eventually took him to New Zealand where he studied conservation and earned a M.S. in Zoology at the University of Otago.
After completing school, Joe set off to the Florida Keys, where he captained research and eco-dive vessels until switching over to the yacht world. Joe is also a PADI Dive Master and has worked as such in New Zealand, Thailand and, of course, the Florida Keys
In his free time Joe enjoys sailing, baseball games, backpacking and a freshly blended piña colada.
Qualifications: PADI Dive Master, USCG 50T Near Coastal,
Master Mariner, Assistance Towing and Sailing