Is native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He has graduated twice from the University of Nevada Las Vegas with a bachelor's degree in managerial finance and a master's degree in accountancy. He obtained his certification in Nevada in March, 2007. Joe practices in multiple financial and accounting arenas including federal and state taxation, financial reporting, litigation, business valuation and corporate strategy and planning among others. He is also a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) which is a business valuation credential held by very selective valuation professionals in the United States. He is a member of the Nevada Society of Certified Public Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is also a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts.