Originally a Fountain City boy, Joe and his family (Wendy, Harper, and Dalton) now live in the Forest Heights neighborhood in Bearden. He graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1999 where he marched in the Pride of Southland Band and managed to earn a degree while attending as few classes as possible. In the band he was in that part of the T where the football team nearly runs into the band while turning toward the sideline.
For several years Joe managed a large regional independent bookstore in Jackson, Mississippi where he did all manner of business – recruiting, training, marketing, event planning, and of course reading all of the books, and while this was tons of fun it was not in Knoxville and Knoxville was simply where he wanted to be and live.
His love of historic houses has its roots in visits to his grandparent’s Fountain City Colonial and in dating his wife Wendy when she lived in the Pickle Mansion in Fort Sanders. As an armchair Knoxville historian and major Jack Neely fan, Joe combines his love of Knoxville, business experience, and love of historic houses to help clients in all of Knoxville’s historic neighborhoods through the home buying and selling process.