Joe was born in Marion Kentucky, where he grew up on a farm. At 10 years old, his family moved to Arcadia, Florida. Joe grew up working in the truck farms that were the principle industry in Florida. Hunting and fishing south Florida before the boom was a great experience. After graduation from high school, Joe spent 4 years in the United States Navy, during the Viet Nam war. He made 3 cruises to the Gulf of Tonkin. Upon discharge, he earned a BA in accounting from the University of West Florida, with a minor in Economics. After working for the State of Florida for 5 years, Joe moved to Houston, TX during the oil boom of the late seventies. He earned his Texas Certified Public Accountant certificate in 1983. Joe has performed his services in several different industries, including petrochemical, construction and wholesale food distribution. Joe has broad and extensive experience in managing accounting and administrative departments. We are happy to have him as an important part of the E.A.S.T. team.