Born and raised in Bellevue, Washington, Joe was brought up recreating in the surrounding PNW mountains and bodies of water. He was introduced to outdoor rock climbing at the age of 12, and climbed Mt Adams shortly thereafter. Climbing became a passion and he’s been honing his skills in the Cascades ever since. In his spare time he enjoys alpine ventures, climbing at local crags, and mountain biking. He has his AMGA Single Pitch Instructor certification and enjoys being able to introduce people to new and exciting landscapes in the mountains.