Joey grew up in Mahtomedi, Minnesota where he acquired his love for the environment and adventure through the Boy Scouts of America. His love for the environment continued, as time went on, into his college years at University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point where he eventually graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Resource Management and Youth Programming and Camp Management.
He went on to work at various camps, facilitating team building and teaching Environmental Education in all areas of the United States. In Wisconsin, he worked at the Central Wisconsin Environmental Station as an educator. In Maine and New Hampshire as well as Connecticut, he taught Environmental Education at Nature’s Classroom.
In California, while traveling on a vegetable oil converted 1978 Greyhound bus, he volunteered, planting fruit tree orchards at schools and educating students about the importance of plants and an edible landscape. Finally, he moved to Sanibel a few years ago to continue his love for the island and the environment. The past couple of years he held the position of Segway Tour Guide at Segway Tours of Sanibel. Joey is ecstatic to be working at Sanibel Sea School and learning more about the island he loves.