Before joining IYI, Joe worked for the Evansville Youth Service Bureau as director of after school programs for an eight-county area. Prior to that, he worked for Youth First, Inc., an Evansville-based youth substance abuse prevention agency. He has directed and facilitated a variety of programs designed to build life skills and provide positive adult role models and safe haven for youth. Residing in Evansville, Joe is active in many agencies and coalitions in southwest Indiana. Joe spent nearly 20 years in marketing communications before entering the youth serving field. While in this role he learned the importance of assessing needs and objectives, providing appropriate services, outcome evaluation, networking, public relations, and many other services that are vital to non-profit agencies as well.