Joe Symons has been living on Orcas since 1970. He designed, built and operates the Garden House, a small quiet retreat, runs The Page Works, a computer services company serving the information and intellectual property needs of the community, and continues to rattle cages regarding critical unresolved issues regarding the county's comprehensive plan. He's been a volunteer firefighter for several years, where, because no one else would take the job, he's now found himself captain of the Doe Bay station.
Joe holds a BA cum laude from Amherst College and a MA and
PhD in urban geography from the University of Washington.
Note: Information above and photo as of ~January 2000. Current information can be found here