Joe is currently an underapprentice cog polisher, third class. Significant projects include (but are not limited to) an optimized self-mulching Dwarven beard mower, the award-winning Mind Altering Consciousness Expander (MACE), and the class leading Lint Recovering Recycler and Reconstituter (LR3).
Including influences such as Shunryu Suzuki, Tolkien, Krishnamurti, Iain M. Banks, Laozi, Stephen R. Donaldson, Philip Kapleau, Raymond E. Feist, Edward O. Wilson, Dan Simmons, and David Bohm, Joe creates existential fantasy filled with rich worlds, concepts, stories, and ideas.
Joe holds an advanced degree in environmental management from Duke University where he also studied religion with a focus on meditative, experiential, and transformative traditions. Additionally, Joe graduated with (dubious) honors from the Tellanon Institute of Noetic Knowledge, Education, and Research (TINKER) and has yet to put this knowledge to good use.
When not at play with his family, he enjoys reading, writing, and relaxation. When he can, Joe also practices various martial traditions in which he has attained the victim level of proficiency.
In addition to Everygnome's Guide to Paratechnology, Joe is also the author of the Chronicles of the Fists trilogy and Mulogo's Treatise on Wizardry. He is also working on something else but really cannot say more on the matter at present.