Growing up in a family of musicians, Joel began playing the violin at age eight. After graduating from Bonneville High School, he attended Weber State University on an orchestra scholarship. Two highlights stand out while playing with the Weber State Symphony: Performing a solo at Concerto Night and traveling to China to perform in 2011.
In 2014, Joel graduated from Weber State with a Bachelor of Music in Stringed Instrument Pedagogy. He has loved the opportunity to play with Chamber Orchestra Ogden and is continually humbled by the amount of talent in this group of people.
Joel also loves spending time with his family (Jordan, Jane, and Jesse); hanging out and having fun with friends; being a pastor at Alpine Church; being outside and running on the beautiful trails in Ogden; reading about and studying leadership, and Seattle Seahawks football.