Joe grew up in Green Bay, Wisconsin and graduated from Premontre High School (now Notre Dame Academy).
He graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a BS degree in civil engineering and a BS degree in city planning.
Joe held positions of Village Manager and Director of Public Works, Utilities, Engineering, and Community Development for municipalities in Illinois and Wisconsin ranging in size from 15,000 to over 50,000 people.
He also worked in the private sector as a design engineer, planning engineer, report coordinator, manager of engineering and has owned and managed planning and engineering consulting businesses.
Joe has extensive experience in team building and developing productivity improvements. He has facilitated many private and public meetings to seek input and help develop solutions to difficult situations.
Joe has received local and national awards for projects that he managed.
He has edited several community newsletters, writes poetry, children s' stories, humor, short stories and a non-fiction book entitled "The Solutionist".