Joe started to rehabilitate Springstone Farm in May 2012. He developed today's local honey and egg business. He also opened the farm animal rescue. Before retirement, Joe supported internet connectivity and digital solutions projects, internationally.
2019 Led an emergency preparedness symposium for the Afghan government in the United Arab Emirates.
2015 Provided support for the Syrian refugee crisis and ebola crisis in West Africa
2011-2013 Led a project to enable broadband connectivity in Dadaab refugee camp, during the Somali refugee crisis. (short video here)
2010, Connected NGO and UN agencies in Haiti, immediately after the earthquake.
Because of where his work brought him, 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 use the farm for animal rescue, conservation and assisting next generation organic farmers.