Originally from Henderson Co., Joe grew up in Northern KY and completed his Bachelor’s degree at American University in Washington, DC. Licensed in 1994, Joe has a background in residential & commercial transactions & later gained experience as a residential & commercial loan office. Joe’s also served as Press Secretary & Senior Legislative Assistant for then-Rep. Ken Lucas assisting the Congressman with his work on the House Financial Services Committee. In 2004 Joe accepted the position of director of Industry Relations for the national Thoroughbred Racing Association & returned to KY. In 2006, Joe established Alliand Equine, which is active in a wide range of Thoroughbred investment including pinhooking ventures, breeding & racing partnerships. Joe is a member of the national Press club & the Kentucky Society in Washington, the Metropolitan club in Covington, KY & the Thoroughbred club of America in Lexington, as well as numerous Thoroughbred & Quarter horse breed related groups. Joe & his wife, Chris, live in Lexington with his son Drew and daughter Allison.