Hi, I'm Joel. I work as a prototype engineer (and attorney) with Seattle-based Legalpad. Currently, I'm working on technology to simplify work visas and green cards for international entrepreneurs.

In addition to my technology work, I have practiced law in Portland, Oregon since May 2008 and maintain my active status law license. I have experience representing artists, technologists, creatives, executives, and entrepreneurs in immigration and employment-related matters.

I built https://creativevisas.com as a side project in 2019 to share primary source legal research materials for nonimmigrant work visas in fields related to creativity, innovation, and culture.

I like to sail, hike, cycle, and garden.