Joel was born and raised in Northern Ontario; his family owned an outfitter business. He obtained his pilot’s licence at age 18 and began flying the family plane.
Joel completed a bachelor’s degree in economics at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg. He obtained his professional pilot’s licence around the same time.
Joel worked for several years as a consultant in Canada, the US and Europe in various sectors, including insurance. In 2008, he joined Dulude Taylor, where he combines his twin passions for aviation and insurance and utilizes his full range of expertise.
Joel recently renewed his professional pilot’s licence and is also training to become an aviation instructor, using the aircraft he recently acquired. In addition to his dual areas of expertise, Joel is CAIB, ICM and RIBO-certified.