Joe Catron is the Quality Assurance Manager for Yakima Chief Ranches. Joe has a strong appreciation for horticulture, having worked in different agricultural and landscaping capacities in the Yakima Valley. Joe holds a Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Anthropology from Western Washington University. After graduating from college, Joe was a founding member of the band Cody Beebe and the Crooks, which traveled the country performing for several years before returning to the Yakima Valley to start a family. He interned with Yakima Chief Ranches, and was hired out of that program as the Quality Assurance Manager. He is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Agriculture with an emphasis on plant health and management at WSU. He is also a founding member of local Yakima band The Common Deer, which keeps his love for performing music satiated. He is married with one daughter.