Joe started with the Mount Shasta Climbing Ranger program during the Spring of 2021 and has integrated well into the team. He finds value in providing the public with useful information, so they can make more informed decisions while recreating in the mountain environment. Joe grew up in New England and started skiing, snowboarding, and hiking around the White Mountains of New Hampshire at a young age. He attended college at Northern Vermont University in Lyndon, where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Recreation Management with an emphasis in Outdoor Leadership. Since College, Joe has been working for the US Forest Service seasonally as a Wilderness Ranger & Trails, mainly based out of Leavenworth, WA. He spends his winters working as a Professional Ski Patroller & Snow Safety at Mission Ridge Ski Area. Joe holds his Avalanche PRO Level 1, Wilderness First Responder, and has completed a Winter Weather Forecasting course with the American Avalanche Institute. In his spare time, he enjoys splitboarding along the Cascades, trail running, and making strong coffee.