ROBERT J. JOSEPH
Robert J. Joseph was born in Waterville, Maine in 1948. After driving tractors on a haying crew at the age of ten, he has since earned his keep at a variety of jobs, including cleaning hen houses, digging ditches, patching dams, and bar tending. He worked his way through college, eventually earning a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and two masters degrees in Education. He taught visually impaired and special needs children, sold real estate, and owned two companies, one of which he gave to his employees. He was Board Chair of the Kootenay Coop Natural Food Store the year it was cited by a trade publication as “the best natural food store in the Pacific Northwest.” He is currently president of the Whitehead Water District, which services forty-six homes. He and Early Evans, his wife of forty-plus years, live on their twenty-acre homestead on a mountain near Nelson, BC.