Joe’s introduction to square dance calling came at the early age of eight, when his grandfather assisted him in learning his first few singing calls. Joe actively calls and teaching Basic through C1. He is a featured caller for many festivals, conventions, and special dances in over 40 states, Canada, Denmark, England, Germany, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand and Sweden. Joe is a member of CALLERLAB and is BMI/ASCAP licensed. He is a recording artist on the Alliance, Blue Star, Chinook, DJ, Dance Ranch, HiHat, Riverboat, Royal & Silver Sounds labels, Joe is a member of SAG and both choreographed and appeared in the TV movie, “Blue Skies”.

Joe and his wife Chris married in 1982 and have led nine tours/cruises to Alaska, the Caribbean, and Mexico (Puerto Vallarta & Cancun). Their daughter, Tanya, is an accomplished vocalist and appears on some of Joe’s CD’s. In 2001, Joe & Chris relocated from Northern California to south Texas.

Joe and Chris spend November-April running a full square dance program, Beginners through C1, in Pharr/McAllen, TX in the Rio Grande Valley, “The Square Dance Capital of the World.” The remaining months they tour and travel domestically & internationally to call at festivals and special dance events. Joe enjoys what he calls his vocation and avocation, and feels fortunate to be part of this great activity.