Joe was born in Wisconsin and quickly fell in love with the mountains on a family trip to the Tetons in Wyoming when he was 12 years old.
He moved out west at a young age and has been challenging himself in the mountains ever since. Whether big mountain skiing, climbing, endurance racing or on expedition, he is at home in big places. Joe started guiding in 2014 and has been training with the AMGA in all disciplines (Rock, Alpine, Ski), he also has his pro level avalanche certification and is a wilderness first responder.
He has well over 20 years of experience in technical terrain and has developed a guiding technique that is very successful in reaching goals with the management of risk as a top priority. While pushing his boundaries all over the world he as been guiding in the Rockies and Cascades. Joe has a degree in Fire Science and was a chef for 19 years, he currently lives in Silverthorne Colorado.