He was born in a New Richmond, Wisconsin and moved to Tucson Arizona in 1976. In Wisconsin, Joe was raised in a small farming community where his family operated a beef cattle operation. He learned the benefits of family and community support and the ability to work hard to achieve goals.
Joe is a serial entrepreneur, change agent, radio personality, candidate for office, developer and CEO in the medical and charter school arenas. He has identified, started, grown and stabilized several businesses in southern Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado.
Joe is married to Christine and they are the parents of Hailey and Jack. Joe is a father, community leader, business owner and supporter of local charities.
What Is Joe About?
This poem sums up a path for living a full life.
The video below is a special moment with Principal from Colorado, Jason Edwards and Director of Professional Development, David Towne (meet David HERE), reciting IF to the staff in Colorado.
The money line; “If you can make one heap of all your winnings, And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss”
Here is Joe’s favorite poem by Rudyard Kipling,
If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:
If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,