Joe was born and raised around the Calgary area and has worked in the waste & recycling industry for 15 years. He completed a Bachelor of Management degree from the University of Lethbridge while working full-time for the City of Lethbridge and has been managing the Foothills Regional Landfill & Resource Recovery Centre for 6 years.
Joe worked at the Foothills Landfill during the 2013 High River flood and saw the devastation and huge demands placed on the landfill after the disaster. He recently completed a Master’s Degree in Environment & Management from Royal Roads University and completed his master’s thesis: Come Hell or High Water: A Comparative Analysis of the 2013 High River Flood Response. This thesis focused on improving disaster debris management practices in Alberta.