Joe was raised in NJ and after graduating from Rutgers University in 1979 with a BA in Mathematics and Computer Science moved to San Diego. He is the owner of a small software development company specializing in asset and maintenance management for healthcare providers since 1989. As a volunteer at the SDLGBT Center first as a hot line counselor in the early 80's and then board member from 1984-1995 serving as treasurer and secretary.
At SD Pride, as treasurer of the newly formed pride committee in 1989, he was part of the group which stabilized the organization when its first paid staff was hired to oversee the production of the parade and festival.
Joe, at various times, held the positions of secretary, treasurer, co-chair, and various committee chairs. He served on the board from 1989 - 2013 with gaps in 2001, 2006-2009.
Joe cherishes the work he has done with San Diego LGBT Pride and all that has been accomplished.