Joe is at his best when advocating for his clients and the communities he serves. Upon graduation from Lewis and Clark College, Joe began his career in real estate with Coldwell Banker, helping families in Sarasota, Florida navigate the short sale and foreclosure crisis. Joe then worked in the financial services industry for three years, before starting his own company in Portland, Oregon. After selling his company, Joe returned to Minnesota to attend the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management, where he received his MBA. In addition, Joe served as the Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of OutFront Minnesota and is an outspoken leader for Minnesota’s LGBTQ community. Joe was born and raised in St. Paul and currently resides in Minneapolis.