After High School I road crewed for Stone Soldier, a band made up of friends that I met at Taft High School while growing up in the San Fernando Valley, and later, a few other bands in the 80’s.
I was a tech for all instruments, I played a variety of instruments -- I even played the accordion for a while! I moved more into the management side of working with the bands doing merchandising and stage manager/ road manager roles.
I got to work and party with many of the great metal bands in the 80’s -- I have partied like a rock star with rock stars -- The Rainbow Bar and Grill and the Whiskey A Go-Go and the Sunset strip were our stomping grounds in the mid 80’s.
I went to the school of broadcasting in Hollywood in the late 80’s and had a show that featured local bands doing showcases in Hollywood.
I love to go to live shows -- I always save my ticket stub from every show. I had them all framed!
I live in the Central Coast area and have started a Local Joe show here that features local bands on the Rock 97.3-107.9. I also do a Heavy Half Hour of my show dedicated to Rock and Metal.
The Rock is giving me an opportunity to serve my community and do something I love -- play music. I have a small “honey do” list service company which also has services for talent, shows, events, and merchandising as part of my LocalJoe805 business.
You may have met me playing Santa Claus at the Cambria Lights Christmas Market!
I have been a part of a traveling show at fairs (one of two fake midgets on horseback telling jokes).
I have done commercials on KSCQ 92.9 in New Mexico and on KTHO and KRLT in Lake Tahoe.
I worked in Hollywood as an extra.
I owned a clothing company that produced rock merchandise.
I am a nationally ranked professional skier and racer -- I lived in Lake Tahoe for 12 years and Vail, Co for 6 years to work with the US ski team, finishing on the podium many times at nationals in my age group.
You might find me skateboarding my favorite skate park , ski racing, surfing, hiking or exploring the coast.