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Joseph Welsh
 
Joe Welsh
Controller
Durham

Joe Welsh was born in East Meadow, NY, where he played basketball and soccer as a kid. At the age of 12, his family moved to Medford in southern New Jersey, which was a bit of a culture shock from the cement jungle he'd known. Joe had never seen so many trees and lakes before. Joe continued to play sports, and even added baseball to his repertoire, but by the time he started his freshman year in high school, he realized that a career in sports was not going to happen.

Somehow, Joe had stopped growing in height but increased in width. So, young Joe started looking into other careers. Joe received his B.A. degree in accounting from Lenoir-Rhyne College in Hickory, NC, which is also where he met his lovely wife. The couple has two sons, both of whom will be out the house soon. One is already in college, and the other striking it out on his own in apartment life. Since college, Joe has worked in many industries: energy conservation, waste management, manufacturing, property management, home building … and now coffee. It's Joe's hope that he'll be with Counter Culture for many years to come and he hopes to be an active participant in growing the company.
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