Joe is a graduate of Troy University where he attended on an athletic scholarship and finished with a degree in Marketing. Joe has 25 plus years experience in all aspects of Material Handling, including overhead cranes & hoists, storage rack systems, and fall protection systems. Joe and his wife Susan live in the Lakeland area. His son Thomas attends Georgia Southern University and his daughter Julia attends the University of Florida. Joe is a member of the Lakeland Economic Council, Wild Turkey Federation, and the Lakeland High School Dreadnaught Football Booster Club.