Proudly at VDB Compass Joel brings a wealth of knowledge in home renovation and construction. Having built and remodeled numerous homes, he is well versed in the latest trends, from mechanical innovations to landscape design. His leadership on the Public Safety Civil Service Commission, extensive public service career, and resourcefulness make him a natural advocate for his clients. A Pacific Northwest native, Joel grew up on the Eastside with six siblings, received a bachelor's degree from Eastern Washington University, and has resided in West Seattle for the last thirty years. When time permits, he enjoys exploring hidden NW getaways and spending time with family and friends at his beach house on Vashon Island and family’s cabin on Camano Island.