Joel grew up in Woodland Park, Colorado, entered the Air Force in October 1992 and recently retired from active duty after 21 years of service. He has vast experience in restaurant, hotel, fitness, officer/non-commissioned officer club and emergency management. His Air Force duties sent him and his family to bases in Wyoming, New Mexico, North Dakota and Colorado. He has also served overseas in Turkey and Germany as well as a number of deployments to Southwest Asia in support of operations Desert Thunder, Desert Fox, Northern and Southern Watch and Iraqi Freedom. Joel also served 6 years as senior management in public relations, mentorship and leadership positions. During his time on Peterson Air Force Base, he helped lead a section comprised of 190+ active duty officers, enlisted, civilians that supported over 50K customers. Joel is a recipient of multiple awards for outstanding performance and professionalism in the United States Air Force and earned his Bachelors of Science Degree in Organizational Management all while attaining the rank of Senior Master Sergeant which has a selection rate of only 2 percent of the enlisted force. He also earned his Professional Manager certification from the Community College of the Air Force. During his leisure time Joel enjoys spending time with his family; Peggy, his wife of 19 years and his kids, Claudia and Kenneth. He also enjoys playing golf, horseback riding, traveling, reading, camping and attending sporting events. "Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." Theodore Roosevelt.