Joe & Family

I am a husband, dad, and business owner who grew up in Hudsonville, Michigan.

I worked at a local celery farm during high school and graduated from Freedom Baptist Schools in 2004. I met and married my wife at Cedarville University, and graduated with degrees in Accounting and Marketing. After college we moved to the Chicago area, and later moved to Central America to teach at an international Christian school. We returned to West Michigan in 2012.

In 2021, I became a passionate advocate for individual rights after Ottawa County forcibly closed my daughter’s school (Libertas Christian School) and threatened the parents with fines and imprisonment for exercising our rights to determine the care and education of our children. I enjoy advocating and education on the 1st Amendment, the US and Michigan Constitutions, and our nation’s Judeo-Christian heritage.

The Shining City Upon a Hill

“For we must consider that we shall be as a city upon a hill. The eyes of all people are upon us. So that if we shall deal falsely with our God in this work we have undertaken, and so cause Him to withdraw His present help from us, we shall be made a story and a by-word through the world.”

– President Ronald Reagan

I am running for re-election to continue to lead with courage, promote freedom and American values, deliver Conservative policies, and make Ottawa County a place where freedom rings for everyone.

I grew up listening to Rush Limbaugh and proudly call myself a Rush Baby. One of my favorite quotes by Rush is:

“Let me tell you who we conservatives are: we love people. When we look out over the United States of America, when we are anywhere, when we see a group of people, such as this or anywhere, we see Americans. We see human beings. We don’t see groups. We don’t see victims.”


  • Chairperson, Ottawa County Board of Commissioners
  • Co-Founder and President, Ottawa Impact
  • Business Owner & Entrepreneur
  • Vice Chair of the Board of Directors, Keys for Kids Ministries
  • Former Precinct Delegate, Ottawa County
  • Former President, BNI Chapter, Grand Rapids

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Let’s work together to defend parental rights, individual freedoms, and American values!