Joe moved to Ashland Wisconsin to attend Northland College where he received a Bachelor degree in both Economics and Business Administration.
Joe began his career in the insurance industry in 1982. He worked as an agent for a few years before taking a position with a national finance company. Joe worked his way up the corporate ladder eventually taking a position with a financial intuition close to home. As faith would have it his position was short-lived as he was offered the position of CEO. Joe spent 15 years as the CEO. In those fifteen years, the institution achieved the highest regulatory rating awarded by the state regulatory agency.
In 2008 Joe left the banking industry and decided to be his own boss. He enjoys the opportunity to meet and work with people so he began a search to purchase an insurance agency.
In 2009 Joe purchased the Lou Bickel Agency.
Joe is married to his wife Therese and they have two girls. Joe spends some of his free time as a professional tournament muskie angler and fishing guide. He has traveled to many states and countries to pursue his passion for fishing. “My understanding wife and children have provided a tremendous amount of support and are also accomplished anglers as well.”