Joe is the founder and President of JHA Companies, a full service engineering, land surveying, environmental and regulatory compliance consulting firm, headquartered in Montrose, PA. He is married to Lori and has three sons, Evan, Seth and Eli. They reside in Susquehanna County. He was born in Northern Wayne County and was raised on a dairy farm and in the general store business in Equinunk, PA. He attended high school in Hancock, NY and received an associate’s degree in land surveying and a bachelor’s in environmental engineering from Penn State. Joe is a licensed land surveyor and engineer in three states. He previously served as Vice President at Yerkes Associates of land development services in West Chester PA where he was the civil engineer for the new Villanova Law School just prior to returning to the area in November 2008. Joe served eleven years with the Army National Guard and was honorably discharged as a Staff Sergeant in 2003. He and his wife love and serve Jesus Christ in the context of everyday life, business, the local church and with Engineering Ministries International (EMI). EMI is a non-profit Christian organization that mobilizes teams of design professionals to the poorest of the poor around the world. He has travelled three times to Africa and looks forward to serving on future teams.