Joe and his wife Susan are currently living in Claremont, California. Joe's education was predominately derived from Whittier College and the University of Southern California, where he received a degree in Geology. He was employed with the Huntington Botanical Gardens as Curator of the Desert Gardens for 22 years. For the past five years he has been the Director of the Rodman Arboretum at Pitzer College. He is also the coauthor of "Dry Climate Gardening." Joe has served on the CSSA board since 1972, putting in more than 32 years on the board. He has been president of the San Gabriel Cactus and Succulent Society several times and cochairman of that society's Study Group. For long-standing service in the Cactus and Succulent Society of America, Joe has been granted the CSSA's Superior Service Award.
Joe's presentation is about the Deserts (Geology and Plants) of Southern California. He will present photos of locations within Joshua Tree National Monument, Mojave National Preserve, Borrego State Park, and surrounding areas.
Please join us to welcome Joe to our meeting where you will truly enjoy hearing his very special presentation on some great desert locations in southern California!