Joe was born in the suburbs of Chicago and grew up between the Northwest side of San Antonio and Columbus, Indiana. Through his college years and a bit beyond, he lived all over Indiana–West Lafayette, Fort Wayne, and Richmond, IN. Soon after graduating from Purdue, he moved back to Texas.
Today, he lives in University Park with his wife (Alicia), son (Andrew), and daughter (Allison). He enjoys the adventures that they have together.