Joe Meyer earned a BS degree in mechanical engineering from Kansas State University and worked as an acoustical engineer for seven years in the fields of architectural acoustics, mechanical system noise control and environmental noise control.
He served as head coordinator in managing the Off-Highway-Vehicle Volunteer Program for the San Bernardino National Forest where he was responsible for 100+ volunteers working in support of the Forest's OHV recreation program. As part of this work he devised curriculum and conducted numerous volunteer training classes in public contact, forest regulations, conduct and ethics, radio communication, and forest orientation.
As an avid and dedicated off-road motorcycle enthusiast, Mr. Meyer became a certified instructor for the Motorcycle Safety Foundation and the ATV Safety Institute. Over the course of his career as an instructor he guided hundreds of students through standardized courses in safe and responsible ATV and motorcycle operation.
After his injury in 2004, Mr. Meyer has been using Dragon NaturallySpeaking on a daily basis for complete hands-free computer operation and text dictation. He has taught speech recognition to other rehabilitation patients as a volunteer at Harborview Medical Center and University of Washington Medical Center. For the past year Mr. Meyer has been providing Dragon training at the Northshore Health & Wellness Center's Computer Learning Lab in Bothell, WA.