Until fully retiring the end of 2019, Joe dedicated time to humanitarian efforts and first-response initiatives internationally.
2019 Led an emergency preparedness symposium for the Afghan government in the United Arab Emirates.
2015 Provided communications and logistical support for the Ebola crisis in West Africa.
2011-2014 Led a project to overhaul connectivity in the Dadaab refugee camp during and in the aftermath of the Somali Refugee crisis. (short video here)
2010, Re-connected NGO and UN agencies in Haiti, immediately after the earthquake.
Because of his work, Joe was able to camp on the Masai Mare, visit with the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary, Green Belt Movement, Giraffe Centre and other conservation projects in Kenya, South Africa and Ghana. These experiences influenced Joe's decision to purchase and use the farm for animal rescue, conservation and provide hands-on support for next generation organic farmers.