Joe is currently the Associate Director of Security and Emergency Management for Hillsdale College, where he teaches wilderness survival and search and rescue courses. Joe has been instructing for The Pathfinder School since 2010 at advanced and scout classes.
Joe is a Marine Corps veteran, and retired DNR law enforcement supervisor. He developed and instructs the Tactical Man Tracking program used by Michigan law enforcement. Joe is a wilderness skills instructor for the State of Michigan and studies tracking and behavior as it relates to outdoor science.
Some of his current applicable certifications include:
- Department of defense combat hunter/combat tracker instructor
- National Association for Search and Rescue instructor/evaluator for SARTEC II and tracking
- Lead Deputy for Hillsdale County Sheriff’s search and rescue