Joe is a Colorado native and has served as general manager of the Lower South Platte Water Conservancy District since May, 2004. He represents the District on the South Platte Basin Roundtable where he currently serves as Chair. He has been on the board of directors of the Colorado Water Congress since 2005 and served as President in 2011. Through the District, he also assists with the coordination of the Northeast Colorado Water Cooperative, manages the District 64 Reservoir Company, coordinates and develops water accounting for numerous augmentation plans, and provides technical assistance and coordination in developing and operating various water supply projects. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines in 1998 and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Colorado.