Joel grew up in the mountains of the West of the United States, backpacking with his brother and father in the Wind Rivers Range in Wyoming. His credits include National Geographic Adventure Issue Cover and Online Edition, The Travel Channel, MSN, The Guardian newspaper, Men's Journal, AARP, Lonely Planet, Utah Department of Tourism, AAA Magazine, Discover Magazine, as well as editorial and advertising campaigns around the world. Joel is represented by Aurora Photos/Cavan Images.