Joe Wright is a public educator and has lived in Utah since returning from his mission to Belém, Brazil (2006-08). He met his wife while they both worked as college students at the Cracker Barrel in Springville, Utah, while he was attending BYU. He just finished graduate school at SUU, and currently works in Springville. His wife is an RN who works at a local hospital. They and their two boys, numerous chickens, cat, and an aquarium full of fish live in Payson, Utah.