Joe’s earliest memories are from boating trips. So much so that his career of three decades innovating in healthcare, solar and outdoors products gave way to starting a business manufacturing electric boat motors. In addition to sponsoring pacific northwest marine organizations like R2AK and the Wooden Boat Center, Joe’s company sponsors solar boat racing teams one of which was invited to compete in the first offshore solar boat race in Monaco. He has also pioneered and modeled long distance solar cruising, has contributed to solar boat designs, and been a panelist at IBEX on electric boating. His background in Physics gives him a unique perspective of what is possible using solar and he is eager to share this with boaters, designers and builders alike.