Joseph grew up in the south and has been on and around boats his entire life. As soon as he was old enough he took his father's inheritance and bought himself a party boat and started selling trips to people out of myrtle beach. Business was great until a drunk teenager who was underage on the boat, fell off into the propeller , dying a gruesome death. This lead to a law suit which eventually lost Joseph everything he owned . So soon after he joined up on a shitty disgusting old ship called the charlotte and began fishing to make money to survive.