Joel is new addition to the Chicago theatre scene. He was raised in a very theatrical family in Paso Robles, California. After receiving his theatrical education at The Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts, he worked as a prop master and instructor at SRT of Santa Rosa, CA., where he worked on such productions as Mame, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and The Wedding Singer. His most recent work before arriving in Chicago was with PCPA Theaterfest, where he worked on Les Miserables, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. Since Joel arrived to the Chicago theatre scene in November 2009, he has been the Prop Designer for TUTA’s The Wedding at the Chopin Theatre, he was Drury Lane Oakbrook’s Assistant Props Designer for Ragtime, he has designed the last two shows for About Face Theatre, and he was the Prop Master for Lookinglass Theatre Company's production of Hephaestus at the Goodman.