Growing up in Linwood, NY, Joe attended Linwood Public Schools, then moving on to Mt. St. Mary’s University. He received an athletic and academic scholarship to Mt. St. Mary’s University, where he majored in biochemistry. He then attended the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, where he worked on his Doctor of Pharmacy. Joe’s first job was Eckerd/Rite-Aid pharmacy, where he worked for three years before opening his own business.