Joe began rowing as a junior in high school and quickly moved up to the top Novice boat. Senior year he took a bronze at Southwest Regionals in Oakland Strokes' Varsity Eight. Joe rowed all four years at Oregon State, and placed in the top 10 at the Intercollegiate Rowing Association National Championships three times, including two grand final appearances.
Joe has coached rowing at Oakland Strokes and San Diego Rowing Club. He is now the head coach of Artemis Rowing Club in Oakland. When not working out or coaching, Joe enjoys spending his free time on the closest golf course.