Joe grew up in the town of Laporte, Colorado. He enjoys being outdoors—mountain biking, hiking, and camping. He also has martial arts training in Muay Thai and Jiu Jitsu.
Joe attends Front Range Community College and is working towards an Associate of Science degree. While at FRCC, Joe gained field research experience through his involvement in an invasive species and ecosystem restoration project. In the fall of 2018, Joe plans to attend Colorado State University and major in Ecosystem Science and Sustainability. After that, he is interested in pursuing a graduate degree at CSU, with a specialization in human and environment interactions. Joe is also interested in a career in field research and possibly teaching in the future.
Project Title: Quantifying the Role of Phosphorus from the Crater Gulch Watershed in Grand Lake Transparency. Mentor: Jimmy McCutchan, CIRES.