Jo is a district level school psychologist, holding dual master's degrees from the University of Idaho in Education and Counseling and a bachelor's degree from Gonzaga University in Business Administration and Marketing. She is the previous owner of a transportation company and a consultant for a multi-state construction and golf course development company. Jo is a published author and ardent advocate for public and school safety, testifying frequently before the Washington State legislature and in D.C. in support of multiple initiatives and bills. Jo is also a disabled Vietnam-era veteran of the Marine Corps and the Navy, having served as security detail for President Gerald Ford.
Alan is an inventor, writer, and businessman, holding a Master's degree in Public Health from Columbia University and a BA from Rutgers. Alan spent 23 years in healthcare, including positions as CEO and President in an international hospital chain. Additionally, he previously owned and operated 8 franchises in an international QSR corporation. Alan also holds three martial arts black belts and is a NAUI Scuba Instructor, holding two US patents for underwater whistles. While in the Navy during the Gulf War, Lieutenant Commander Joseph was Aide to a 3-star Admiral. He also was a first responder during hurricane Katrina, coordinating efforts for the Georgia Army National Guard. Highly decorated with multiple medals and commendations, Alan was Officer in Charge of search, rescue, and recovery efforts at the Cypress Street Freeway collapse during the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, meeting on location with George H. W. Bush.