Joe is a former US Marine Corps Aviator where he flew the Harrier “jump jet”. In civilian life, he spent the better part of his career as a senior executive in the Airline and Aerospace Sector. During his time overseeing operations at two of the world’s largest airlines, he continued to pursue his passion for aviation by remaining qualified and current on several aircraft types and models.  After retiring from the airlines he pursued entrepreneural interests and has been involved in fields ranging from oil and gas to asset based lending.  After traveling to South Africa in 2011 he became hooked on the country, culture and people. He travels there often. He and his wife Ann reside in South Florida and have 4 grown children and 5 grandchildren living through out the world!