Joe earned his B.A. in Music with an emphasis in Music Recording Technology from Lebanon Valley College in Annville, PA. In 2007, he completed an audio production internship at Smithsonian Folkways Recordings in Washington D.C. After graduating in 2008, he worked in audio preservation at George Blood Audio/Safe Sound Archive in Philadelphia, PA. Since moving to New Orleans in 2012, he now works as Audio-Visual Production Manager for the Louisiana State Museum. There, he provides live sound, audio recording, and web streaming support for their state-of-the-art theater/studio located on the 3rd floor of the Old U.S. Mint in the French Quarter.
Joe has also provided audio related services for the the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park, including co-producing and co-engineering six commercially available National Park Service albums. Additionally, he is a remote-recording and mixing engineer for WWOZ New Orleans 90.7 FM, providing support for most festival broadcasts, including the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival . He has also worked with the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, the Historic New Orleans Collection, American Routes, WLAE-TV, the Friends of the Cabildo, and the Birdfoot Chamber Music Festival.
Joe is a member of the Audio Engineering Society (AES). He is also a co-recipient of two Threadhead Cultural Foundation grants (2015 & 2017) to record interviews with New Orleans musicians in efforts to expand the Friends of the Cabildo’s oral history collection.