Joe’s involvement with dance began at Oregon State University in 1993 when he took his first class. That led to two years in the Cool Shoes Ballroom team, performing and serving as Teacher’s Assistant for ten of the classes offered, including the first all Latin class at OSU.
In 2006 he took a leap of faith and moved to the Kansas City area to study at Nazarene Theological Seminar. He came to realize his heart and feet were happiest dancing. After more than 4 years at PGI, he made the move to teach ballroom dancing in 2011.
Married to his lovely wife, Kimberlee, Joe enjoys spending time with their pet Beagle / Doxie mix, Ranger and playing guitar and reading a variety of genres.
He loves to see people bloom and expand in different areas of their lives. Joe believes “Dancing can bring people out of a more shy personality and help them become more outgoing.” For himself he loves the interaction between people as well as the exercise – which helped him to lose 60 pounds!
Currently, he is competing with some of his students, performing with others and just enjoying some social dancing with the rest.