Joe grew up in Pickerington, Ohio. Joe started diving in June of 2010, when he was 15 years old. He was introduced to diving by his grandfather, who would show Joe videos of his own dives in tropical places. Joe also owned at least 10 Jacques Cousteau documentaries as a young kid. His favorite diving course he has taken so far is the Drysuit course – he is not a big fan of being cold and being able to use a drysuit has extended his dive season by two months in either direction. He aspires to become a Master Scuba Diver Trainer and to work with other veterans to help give them a chance to make a living for themselves by doing what they love.