Medina County has been Joe's home since 1977. He was an all-around athlete at Medina High School and was inducted into the Medina County Sports Hall of Fame for baseball in 1989, and a member of the 1983 Medina Boys Basketball team that was inducted in 1995. He was also inducted into the Medina High School Hall of Fame in 2009.
After six seasons playing professional baseball for the Cincinnati Reds Organization, Joe returned to Medina to serve as a local Insurance Agent.
Joe and his wife, Kim live in Medina along with their 3 children Drew, Carly, and Tessa. Joe enjoys playing golf and being involved with coaching basketball and baseball in Medina.