Joel began his camp journey at Joy in 1999 as a summer camp counselor. Over the next 6 years he worked with Camps, Outdoor Education, Student Leadership Program and the Venture Out! Corporate Leadership Program. In 2005 Joel left Joy for the mountains of Colorado. While in the Rockies, Joel founded, directed and was a consultant for several different year-round camps. He returned to Camp Joy in 2016 to lead the youth camp programs. Joel is married to his wife Lori and a dad to new baby, Ripley Jane.