Joe was born and raised in Maine and earned a BS in Education from the University of Maine, Farmington. He then earned his MS in Elementary Counseling from the University of Maine, Orono. He came to Lebanon in 1971 and worked as an elementary counselor for the Lebanon School District for 9 years. He has held a variety of jobs including manager of Estimating and Pre-Building for Johnson’s Home Center. Joe has been married to Linda for nearly 15 years, resides in White River Junction and is a proud father and grandfather.