Joe was born in Virginia and at a youthful age, his family sought warmer weather and moved to Arizona. Joe grew up in Mesa and directly after High School enlisted in the United States Air Force. He was a Security Forces member for 14+ years reaching the rank of Technical Sargent before being honorably discharged and separating in 2011. Joe was able to travel the world during his career and during those years Joe was responsible for the security of everything from nuclear weapons to managing the USAF Inmate Management branch and Victim Witness Assistance Program. After Joe’s 5 deployments and a combat tour in Iraq, it was decided to seek out a new career.
After separating from the USAF, Joe became a Freight Conductor with Union Pacific Railroad and moved freight across Southwestern parts of Texas and to the U.S./Mexico border. During this time Joe met his now wife Inez and after 4 years working with the Railroad in San Antonio, Texas they decided to relocate to Flagstaff, Arizona in 2015. In September 2015, Joe was able to go back to his Security roots when hired as a Safety & Compliance Officer at Forest Highlands, and in 2017, Joe was promoted to Operations/Shift Supervisor. Later that year he applied for and was offered the new position of Assistant Director of Security. In 2023, after an extensive search and evaluation of several qualified candidates, Joe is now our new Director of Security.