Joe grew up in Minneapolis and went to Southwest High School where he played hockey. After graduating from college in May 1997, Joe moved back to the Twin Cities to pursue a career in sports broadcasting. In August 1997, Joe was hired by the City of Coon Rapids to do play-by-play for Cardinals sports.
Joe really enjoys what he does for the City of Coon Rapids and says he is very thankful that the community has been so supportive of everything he does.
He says although he gets a lot of the credit, most of it should go to his incredible technical staff. "It's a team effort, without them I couldn't do anything", he says. "But I'm happy that people like what we do and most of all I'm glad the kids are able to get this kind of exposure. Because when it's all said and done, it's all about the kids."
When asked about a most memorable moment at CTN Joe said he couldn't single one out. Some of the better moments include the 7 overtime marathon hockey game against Champlin Park in 2000, the football team's win over Stillwater in 2000, the girl's soccer team's trip to the Metrodome, the baseball team's trips to Midway Stadium, and the overtime thriller against Osseo in the playoffs.
"Really every chance I get to do Cardinal sports is special" Joe says, "it's so nice to have a job you're excited about and love to do."