Joe is a certified golf course superintendent. He currently works as the Superintendent of Storm Water Management with the City of Aurora. He grew up in Lawrence, Kansas. His educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from Kansas State University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Colorado, Denver. He is married to Heather and they have two daughters, Evan and Sydney. Joe has been active nationally on many Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) committees and is a past President of the Rocky Mountain Golf Course Superintendents Association. Joe spearheaded the 2002 Economic Impact and Environmental Aspects Study of Golf in Colorado that earned national recognition from the CGSAA.