Growing up in southeast Michigan, Joe loved spending time outdoors, but access to public lands was not easy. In 2018, he was introduced to backpacking and the mountains and immediately fell in love. Seeing a trail crew in Rocky Mountain National Park, Joe learned that there were jobs living and working outdoors in spectacular environments. After graduating from Central Michigan University in 2020, Joe headed to Missoula, MT in 2021 to work with Montana Conservation Corps and did a range of restoration work. A desire to explore the Southwest and continue working outdoors brought Joe to Wild Arizona and the Tucson area. While in Arizona, Joe plans to enjoy the live music and arts that Tucson has to offer, as well as hiking in Wilderness areas throughout the state.