Joe was born and raised in Waco, and attended Abilene Christian University, earning a BA in Music. Joe and Lori met and married while in college, and attended wonderful Churches of Christ in Abilene, McKinney, and Jacksboro before moving back to Waco permanently in 2008. They have been very happily married since 1995 and enjoy three great daughters. Lori homeschools all three, while Joe enjoys a much easier job as a Waco Police Officer. Joe helps coordinate the Lads To Leaders program, along with Chris Connor and Dale Sheehy.