After receiving hospital corpsman and operation room tech training while serving in the U.S. Navy, Joe worked at various jobs before graduating San Francisco State with a B.S. in Medical Technology and then completed the Medical Technology program at Kaiser Hospital in San Francisco. He worked for Kaiser as a Medical Technologist for 29 years, including managing several labs, until he retired. Joe has been associated with the Jack London Foundation for more than 25 years, during which time he has served in so many vital ways as secretary, treasurer, co-chairman of the Foundation's annual Jack London Writing Contest, co-editor of the Foundation's quarterly newsletter, manning booths at local faires, answering inquiries, and so much more! In 2012, he was made an Honorary Board Member of the Jack London Society.