Joel graduated with a Master of Science Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Montana in 2003. He also received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology, from the University of Montana, and obtained his CSCS credentials in 2003 from NSCA. As a practicing Physical Therapist, Joel has focused on all areas of orthopedic and sports related rehabilitation and training. As a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, he enjoys helping athletes of all abilities reach their potential through evidence based and challenging training programs. He has nearly 20 years of backcountry skiing experience in the US and Canada, and has taken a significant interest in ski mountaineering racing, both in terms of participating and coaching others. When there's no snow to be found, Joel is active racing mountain bikes and exploring the peaks of nearby Glacier National Park.