PEEC
Aug 26, 2021
Joel PenKala
PEEC

Joel is a native of Sussex County, New Jersey, spending the majority of his time outdoors. He pursued a double major in Biology and Natural Resource Management at Rutgers University, graduating in 2006. After school, he tried his hand at several different professions before landing at a family-owned longboard skateboard business. Focusing on product development and management, Joel helped grow the company for 8 years. When the opportunity presented itself, he would lateral into the outdoor industry, holding management and marketing positions with Griffin and Howe. After 3 years at Griffin and Howe, it was time for a change. Early in 2019, Joel opted to return to his biology/ecology roots, taking a position with Pocono Environmental Education Center as Director of Development. Joel lives in Sandsyton Township with his wife and two kids. You are most likely to run into him outside, hunting, fishing, kayaking, or hiking. While at home, he spends time gardening and in his wood/metal shop working on whatever the latest project may be.