Joe was born in Miami, FL, and raised in Asheville, NC. He went to NC State to study Middle Grades Education and went on to teach 7th Grade Language Arts in Roxboro, NC for a year. Joe lives and works in Durham and substitute teaches and coordinates summer programs at a local school. Joe grew up with and loves dogs and animals of all shapes and sizes. He also enjoys the outdoors -- hiking, swimming, and camping. Joe looks forward to meeting you and your wonderful pets!