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. In March of 2017 Joe earned an M. Ed. in Environmental Education from Western Washington University, focusing on citizen science, ecological identity, and transformative inquiry. Joe’s current teaching focus is on the meeting point between leadership and ecology. In 2020 he began teaching in the Leadership Fellows Certificate Program at Montana State University.