Born in Omaha Nebraska, Joel moved to Colorado while in his teens. He started as the Morning/Noon meteorologist at a Colorado news station in 2003, and within a year was promoted to the chief position.
In 2015 Joel landed a position as a lead meteorologist with WeatherNation, a nationally broadcasted network out of the Denver area, until his move to KYTX CBS19 in December 2017.
Joel graduated from the University of Northern Colorado in 2003 with a Bachelor's Degree in Meteorology and a minor in Speech Communications. While in college, Joel interned at KMGH News in Denver and was an avid storm chaser.
Oh, and Joel is a football fanatic! He was an all-state football player in high school and excelled in athletics and mathematics. He also did a weekly fantasy football weather forecast for the Fantasy Sports Network as well. Watch one of his segments here.