Joe is the father of two wonderful boys. His eldest son is minimally-verbal and proficient in using AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) to communicate his thoughts, feelings, and emotions. Joe serves on the Board of a large non-profit organization that promotes community living and inclusion, and is passionate in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion within communities. Joe is a lifelong learner and recently completed his third Master’s degree (UBC's Master of Educational Technology Program). He is the co-founder of BC Association for Advancing Communications (BCAAC) and a current member of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC).