Joe, the current owner and director of SSMT, teaches A&P, Fascial Bodywork, and Postural Analysis. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from Tulane University and has practiced massage therapy since 1987.
Joe, a leader in massage therapy education, has assisted the instruction of gross anatomy dissection seminars for massage therapists at the University of South Florida College of Medicine for 28 years, and was instrumental in their creation in 1993.
Joe served on the Examination Committee of the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) from 2008 until 2014, and as its Chair from 2010-2014.
He is also active with the national association of massage educators, the Alliance For Massage Therapy Education (AFMTE), serving on it's Leadership Development Committee since the organization’s founding in 2010.
He has practiced Swedish massage since 1988, Neuromuscular therapy since 1992, and structural integration since 2006. He has been passionate about both massage and massage therapy education since first becoming a massage therapist in 1988.