He grew up sailing with his family on Lake Minnetonka, just outside of Minneapolis. His love of sailing really took shape when he began teaching kids to sail on scows (X, M, and C) at YMCA Camp Warren. He did this for several summers while he was completing degrees in Music and Economics at St. Olaf College.
Both as a personal pursuit and within the Club, Joe loves to race sailboats. You’ll frequently see him leading SSC Racing Programs on J/24s, J/80s and J/105s. He also owns and races a Laser. Joe is happiest when leading groups of members on sailing adventures of many types – cruising and racing – helping people become more confident sailors and building community within the Club.