Joe grew up in Bend Oregon in a family where skiing was religion. He spent most of his youth as a Nordic skier, racing all around the US. After hanging up the skinny skis and Lycra, and prompted by a love for surfing and the ever-inspiring local snowboard community in Central Oregon, Joe began snowboarding. Splitboarding, especially in the Cascade Volcanoes close to his home, is now Joe’s main pursuit. Joe has worked for the Redmond Smokejumpers since 2014 and still lives in Bend.