Joe was born and raised in Atlanta, GA. He enrolled in College of Charleston in 1995 and declared a Studio Arts major with an emphasis on wood and metal work. While at the college he developed an interest in the theater department in set design and construction. Upon graduation he began designing and fabricating custom furniture.
His interest in woodworking and construction lead him to a job with Charleston Woodworks. Inc. where he further developed his craft and gained an overall knowledge of residential and commercial construction. While working with Charleston Woodworks he had the opportunity to be a part of such projects as the new College of Charleston library, a renovation of the clubhouse at Augusta National Golf Club, and the 33,000 sq. ft.