Married to Mary Anne. Has one daughter, Kari Lynn and two Granddaughters Alexandra Jo & Brooklynn Paige. Joe is known for his giving heart and has the received:
“Jefferson Award” an American institute for Public Service, presented by the Governor of Idaho, Cecil Andrus.
Weiser Chamber volunteer of the year
Idaho Golf Association Member/Volunteer of the Year
“Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Idaho Golf Association
Joe has been the community “Santa Claus” for 45 years where he gives back to children and is the founder of the “Ho Ho Express” and organization that has helped over 5,000 children have a happier holiday for them and their loved ones over the Christmas season.
Joe loves to do anything outside. Enjoys cycling, running, golfing, hiking, camping, traveling with his family and grilling in the backyard on nice summer/fall evenings. Joe is an excellent realtor with The Kit Fitzgerald Team at Equity Northwest Real Estate. Joe is also the Assistant Coach for the Boise State Men's Golf Team. He loves Boise and all it has to offer.
Joe enjoys helping others with a passion for golf since it gave him so many opportunities both growing up and as an adult. He feels golf is an excellent sport that teaches kids patience, respect and honesty.
Ben is the owner-operator at RedHawk Golf Course, a beautiful public golf course in Nampa, Idaho. Ben has lived in Idaho for 18 years and has been serving on the IJGF board for 7 years. He played collegiate golf at Washington State and earned his PGA Class A membership back in 2009. Ben is the proud father to identical twin 12 year old girls.
Ben is a 4 time Rocky Mountain Section Player of the Year as well as the 2008 Rocky Mountain Section PGA Assistant Professional of the Year and the 2015 and 2022 Rocky Mountain Section PGA Youth Player Development award winner.