Joel was born and raised in Portland, OR. He was a three sport athlete and played baseball for a year in college. In 2017, he graduated from George Fox University with his BS in Athletic Training.
Joel worked in the clinical setting and has experience outreaching to high schools in Lake Oswego and Tualatin. Shortly after graduating, he received his Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification and worked as a personal trainer until the pandemic hit.
Currently, Joel is splitting his time between the clinic and Barlow High School. In his off time, he enjoys playing disc golf, rock climbing, and going to concerts in the Portland area.