Joe grew up in Astoria, a 1961 graduate of AHS, earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Oregon and his law degree from the University of Notre Dame. He retired from active Law practice on January 1, 2022.
Joe enjoys the opportunity to give back to Astoria High and its graduates by serving on the AHSSI Board. AHSSI is an amazing resource and opportunity for Astoria students.
Joe has served on the Boards of United Way of Lane County, Lane County Legal Aid Service, University of Oregon Alumni Association, SMART, Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce, Eugene Arts Foundation, Emerald Empire Art Association, Springfield City Club, Springfield Renaissance Development Corporation, and was a past Campaign Chair for Springfield Education Foundation. He also volunteered legal assistance for Habitat for Humanity and for Emerald Empire Art Association.
Joe and his wife Judy enjoy spending time with their three sons, three daughters-in-law, and five grandchildren: Ellie Rose, Kateri, Benjamin, Alexa, and George. He and Judy enjoy travel, both within the state of Oregon, especially the Oregon Coast, and beyond, including England, France, Italy, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Thailand, Burma, Colombia, Belize, and Namibia.