Joe was born in Dearborn, MI and grew up in Westland where he lived for 21 years. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, and had the opportunity to serve as Vice President and President of their Youth Fellowship Program.
After a year of college, it became apparent that the hospitality business was where he belonged. He has been in the restaurant business for 38 years and has held every position in that business, living in 22 states and running restaurants in 30 states. He was regional manager of Bennigans, TGIFridays Director of Operations, and CEO of Ruby Tuesday in Utah and Idaho. Through all his experiences, he learned that if given a chance, he could create a successful restaurant of his own. This became a reality when he founded and became the CEO of ‘Bout Time Pub and Grub. The company now has franchises in Utah, Colorado and Michigan.
After a 10 year absence from church, “…the worst ten years of my life…” he said, he met his wife who re-introduced him to the Word. “My life changed forever!” Joe dedicated his life to the Word. God became the focus of both his personal and business life, everything changed for the better, and his blessings were more than he could have dreamed.
Now Joe wants to give back, to do more, and to be of help to those who are in need. He is focusing his energies on CFSA and is looking forward to helping it grow. His passion for it is acute and his drive for its work is limitless evident in the fact that he has been on several CFSA teams.
Joe enjoys sports, traveling, and relaxing at his cabin in northern Michigan. He served as President and as Chairman of the Trustees at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Salt Lake City, UT where he, his wife and children are members.