The University of Pittsburgh grad and Pittsburgh native is a veteran of the United States Navy. He also spent time on the mission field in places such as Mexico, Papua New Guinea and the Philippines. He was a special education teacher in Loudoun County, Virginia from 2012-2019. In October of 2016, he launched the aerial production company Absolute Altitude Llc. in an effort to mesh his love of film and photography with the world of real estate and business. He currently owns and manages the aerial production company based out of Northern Virginia, which specializes in commercial film and photography. Its production of high-end content has quickly spread in popularity amongst real estate professionals, golf courses, property management companies and businesses all across the greater D.C. area. He also oversees the video production content of Abundant Life Church in Stephens City, Virginia. Joel currently resides with his wife and 3 children in Stephens City, Virginia.