Joe was raised in Grimes, Iowa near the Des Moines metro area and enjoyed helping out at his grandparent’s farm in North West Iowa growing up. He attended Des Moines Area Community College after graduating high school before transferring to South Dakota State in the Fall of 2017 to continue his education. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business Economics while minoring in Entrepreneurship. He was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to be an intern with Hurley & Associates during the Summer of 2019 to learn about their approach to risk management. He was hired on as a Farm Marketing Consultant with Hurley & Associates in September 2019. His favorite part about his job is seeing the value that a sound marketing service and plan can provide for an operation. Outside of work, Joe enjoys participating in sports, fishing, and spending time with family and friends.