Joe is self-employed as an auto detailer, owning a small business since High School, a surprising background for a writer. However, his life has been a series of adventures, great and small, but always interesting. Since the return of his memory after amnesia resulting from an industrial accident involving carbon monoxide, Joe has been passionately writing about it. He has sponsored a riddle based treasure hunt for 26 years to celebrate the return of his memory garnering as many as 40,000 participants from all over the United States and abroad. As a guest speaker he has described his experiences without a memory at several business clubs in the surrounding area to help maintain awareness of the dangers of carbon monoxide. He's developed riddles and games upon request for schools, hospitals, a museum, private companies, charities and television stations throughout Western Michigan. He's featured over the years on television news specials, as well as several radio talk shows including BBC in London, England, Johannesburg, South Africa and Michigan Public Radio. He is well known in the community through his charitable efforts and constant exposure in the newspapers regarding the annual riddle. Hundreds of people have expressed an interest in his writings, but most of all, encouraged him to write his complete story. Finally, when a producer and screenwriter expressed interest in his life and urged him to write it down he put his story in book form. He wrote, "Joe's Story. It's the book of a lifetime!