Joel is originally from Mayville, Michigan. He graduated Northern Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science towards Multimedia & New Technology with an emphasis in Sports Broadcasting. He started his career doing play-by-play broadcasting for the Marquette Royals of the MNJHL. After the league folded, he moved to Appleton Wisconsin and started working for a Pharmacy Benefit Company. In January of 2021 Joel joined TheFHN and has loved doing it ever since. Since starting, he has written for Winged Warriors and added In the Wild for the Minnesota Wild. Starting this upcoming season, he will be hosting a weekly podcast highlighting the Detroit Red Wings.