Joe LaVela is a handy guy. Recently retired from the legal team at Alcatel-Lucent, Joe loves to ride his bicycle and is planning a 300-mile trip later this summer. He is married to Prof. Splash (a.k.a. Betsy) and has been part of the planning team from the get-go. he has many talents and will share them as part of the Critter Camp arts team. he currently serves as the senior warden at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Chatham, NJ. A Chicago native, Joe's favorite childhood haunt was the prairie behind his home where he could find snakes and crayfish.