Joe is a North Dakota native who graduated from the University of North Dakota in 1987. He remains active in competitive cycling, designs training programs for athletes, competes in a variety of sports and fitness activities and also enjoys skiing and strength training. Joe has completed a variety of courses in Manual Therapy techniques and has a good deal of experience treating spinal and orthopedic conditions. Joe began working for Clem Eischen in 1987, and after five years, worked with Providence Hospital and served as the Director of their Gateway Satellite Clinic. He earned the Mission Medal while at Providence. In 1999, he partnered with George Eischen and opened Gateway-Parkrose SportsCare, treating general orthopedics and spine patients, while also assisting treatment of local high school and college athletes.