In 1980 Joe joined John Norton, his life-long friend from Long Island, in the seafood business and they co-founded Cozy Harbor Seafood. Through the years, Joe has directed CHS through USDC, FDA and HACCP certifications as well as integrated CHS into the Global Food Safety Initiative through five successful (Grade A) audits to BRC Food Safety Standards.
Joe attended the US Navy Nuclear Power School and trained as a Naval Nuclear Reactor Operator in Windsor, CT. He then spent the remainder of his six-year enlistment as a Submarine Qualified Nuclear Machinist Mate on the USS Jack SSN-605.
Married for 32 years with two grown daughters, Joe enjoys maintaining and continuing the restoration of his 110-year-old summer cottage on Long Island to a year-round home. In his spare time, he also likes to go boating, fishing, tinkering on his 1950 Willys Overland Jeep pickup truck, and going on an annual week-long vacation in Key West.