A passionate reader of landscape and literature, Joe has been a writer, farmer, mechanic, welder, pedicab driver, guide, gardener, and teacher. After earning a B.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Montana in 2008, Joe circumnavigated the United States on his bicycle and lived and taught abroad in Mexico, Czech Republic, and Slovakia. Joe finished his M. Ed. in Environmental Education from Western Washington University in 2017. That year he brought his focus on citizen science, ecological identity, and systems thinking to WRFI as an instructor. In 2022, Joe jumped excitedly into the role of Student Experience Manager, and now works to grow the network of WRFI students at all stages of their education.