HGC Owner #64 - Joe grew up in Northern MN, where he also volunteered, from 1995-2005, at Natural Harvest Food Co-op, which is now in its third building. The co-op is where he met his wife Maggie. They have two girls, one dog and two bunnies. They enjoy gardening and developing the land around their home—especially in 2020! Joe also enjoys listening and playing music (mainly guitar). They like to cook at home and have primarily followed a gluten free and organic diet. Joe enjoys spending time outdoors such as hiking, camping, canoeing and fishing. Joe has also spent a lot of time in the BWCA.
In February 2005 Joe joined Ciranda, an Organic/fair trade/Non-GMO ingredients company and has overseen their sales/marketing for most of his career. It has allowed him a chance to travel and see more of the world while building a deeper understanding and appreciation for the organic industry.