Joe grew up in Las Vegas and was always fascinated with science and nature. He has always loved animals, but it wasn’t until his aunt took him under her wing during summer breaks to help her groom and take care of dogs that he knew he wanted to work with animals professionally. Before beginning his career working with animals in 2013, Joe was enrolled in college for biology and took every opportunity to volunteer with local animal shelters and rescue organizations. With that experience under his belt, he decided it was time to start working full-time in this industry—and now here we are! Grand Lake has been a great fit for Joe, and he loves its positive work environment. When he’s not working, you may find Joe hanging out with his family, including his grandparents and Soul-Dog, Charles.