Joel grew up in Wakefield Massachusetts. He has been married to his wife Kathy for 29 years. They moved with their 3 children in 1987 to make a home in the Manchester area. He treasures the time he spends with his family and friends, whether it be the holidays, a barbeque or just a simple small get-together. In his down time he enjoys listening to music, reading, gardening, cooking, fishing, spending time at the ocean and long walks with his dog Jasper.