Joe is a retired Electrical Engineer. He became an Extension certified Master Gardener in 2014 and he provides a variety of garden related talks for their Speakers Bureau. He became a Volunteer Forester for Trees Knoxville in 2017 and helped to plant trees at several Knoxville schools. Joe is also an active member of Knox Makers where he has taught classes and given tours. He has worked with ETTAC for a number of years adapting electronic toys for children with special needs.