Name (Age): Joe
Tribe Designation: No Collar
Current Residence: Scottsdale, Ariz.
Occupation: Jewelry Designer Personal
Claim to Fame: I am most proud of winning a state championship for
basketball my senior year of high school. In college, I played indoor
volleyball at Northern Arizona University. After four years of being
self-coached and self-funded, we upset the number one team in the nation
in the finals of a Vegas tournament.
Inspiration in Life: My Dad. My whole
life, he was incredibly hard on me and always pushing me to become
better at everything I did. He grew up very poor and in a large family
in which he endured a lot of hardships. Through the pain and sadness of
divorce, family tragedies and death of loved ones, he was still able to
keep faith and carry on. He has been an amazing father and role model to
me and my sisters and he is a loyal hardworking husband who puts others
before himself. Iíve always looked up to him and I hope that I can be
as strong, loving and fearless as he is when I become a husband and
Hobbies: I enjoy anything that allows
me to work with my hands. These include metalworking, painting, drawing
and welding. I also love the outdoors- you name it: Hiking, climbing,
hunting, camping, etc.
What is your favorite sport? It's a
true tie between basketball and volleyball. I love hoops but the last
several years I've been playing a lot of sand volleyball which I love
playing down here in the valley of the sun.
Pet Peeves: Bad hygiene, rude,
inconsiderate people, that person with really nasty coffee breath who
has no idea what personal space is, when the last person to use the
bathroom doesn't replace the empty toilet paper roll and when someone is
telling a story and every other word is "like."
3 Words to Describe You: Creative,
compassionate and charismatic.
If You Could Have 3 Things on The Island What
Would They Be and Why? 1. A fully stocked self-replenishing
ice-chest 2. A toothbrush since I hate the feeling of my teeth being
grimy. 3. Loaded up iPod because I love listening to music.
SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like:
There are so many players that I relate to in different ways. In terms
of game play, I would have to say itís a combination of Malcolm and
Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: Ever
since I can remember I have wanted to be on Survivor. My primary
motivation is that every day I dream about competing and earning the
title of sole Survivor. With every season, my desire to play has grown
more and more. The game is a true test of self-awareness as well as
mental, physical and emotional determination. There is also a perk of a
million dollars. I would honestly play Survivor for way less but the
fact that it is one million dollars makes it that much sweeter.
Why You'll "Survive" SURVIVOR:
I would be an asset to the tribe because I am athletic and very
competitive. I love competition and I hate losing. I am not lazy and I
don't mind doing what needs to get done in order to help others. I feel
that I'm in decent physical shape, but I will work hard and will bust my
butt in challenges and around camp. I have worked in different jobs that
have focused on customer service and have dealt with a wide range of
diversity in the workplace. This has taught me how to communicate and
connect with people I donít know. I'm a very social person and I enjoy
getting to know people and their story. Being one of the most important
aspects of Survivor, I feel my social game will be strong and lead to my
success in the game
Why Will You Be the Sole SURVIVOR:
With every season I watch, I can't help but imagine that I'm actually in
the game playing. My brain goes into game/strategy mode as I put myself
in the shoes of the current contestants and analyze how I would deal
with the conflicts each is faced with. Of course, it's different when
youíre sitting at home on the couch and know what every player is
thinking. However, I feel that I am well rounded enough, athletic enough
and mentally strong enough to adapt to the people I'm put with. I am
confident in the life skills I possess and I feel I can maintain my
focus despite all of the other personal and crazy things the game may
and will throw my way. After being such a huge fan for so many years, I
truly respect how complex and challenging the game is. I am ready to
battle and I want my shot in the ultimate arena that is Survivor.