Joe has spent most of his life in Northwest Indiana, where he developed a passion for computing as a medium for creativity at a young age. As a senior in high school, he taught a computer programming course before going on to Purdue and ultimately finishing his Computer Science degree at Indiana University South Bend.
He began his software development career at Press Ganey Associates, where he worked as a Database Assistant and Electronic Data Administrator; facilitating secure data transmission of HIPAA-protected patient information. After working as a Software Developer for 3 years, Joe left and worked as a Senior Consultant for AgileThought, based in Tampa, FL and then to Pinnacle, a software consulting firm in Mishawaka, IN as a Solutions Architect. He handled all aspects of multiple concurrent projects, including Project Management, Systems Design, Engineering, Delivery/Deployment, Billing, and Support. As a consultant, he had the opportunity to develop and integrate software for nearly every Industry. He worked on applications for organizations ranging in size from just a few employees to over 250,000 employees.
In 2015, Joe joined the Vennli Team in order to re-write the product to be scalable, using modern technologies and following best practices. In 2017, Joe began working at ATI as the Director of Engineering where he currently helps to guide an extremely talented group of individuals working on a variety of projects.
Currently, Joe resides on the Southwest side of Fort Wayne with his children, Isabella, Gabby and Elliot, Nana (dog), Phoenix (kitten), and several aquatic friends. When not working or actively parenting, Joe spends time learning and theorizing about the transformative potential of technology and its intersection with cognition, society, and spirituality.