Joe presently serves as an Extension Educator in the Greening Michigan Institute on the Government/Public Policy work team and the Community Food Systems work team. Previously has served as a District Coordinator for Michigan State University Extension from 2010-2017; served as a County Extension Director in Shiawassee County from 2006-2010 providing community and economic development program expertise. Served as the Deputy County Administrator for St. Clair County, responsible for the coordination and supervision of all internal service functions and facilitated numerous corporate initiatives and external projects on behalf of the Board of Commissioners and the County Administrator/Controller. Served as the County Director for the Michigan State University Extension in St. Clair County from 1999-2001 focusing on programs in community development and State/Local Government education. Previous to the director’s role with MSUE, served as the 4-H/Youth Educator from 1996-1999. Graduated from Oakland University with a B.S. degree in Human Resource Development and Psychology and received his Masters of Science in General Administration from Central Michigan University.