Badassery Magazine January 2018 Issue 20 - Page 42

Joseph Haecker Joseph Haecker is the CEO and founder of, the world's largest virtual trade show for designers and architects. As well as the on-air host of the most watched FB LIVE Call-In Talk Show for the design industry, De- sign Talk LIVE. Now featuring co-host, HGTV design celebrity, Donna Moss. Joseph is a connector and an industry advocate, hell bent on making a positive impact on the design industry and the world around us.   Hi! I’m an adventure media maker and my goal is to inspire you to get outside and enjoy this beautiful planet. I was born in the beautiful mountain town of Boulder, Colo- rado on Super Bowl Sunday in 1979. I grew up playing outside and getting dirty. With a lot of hard work, I’ve been able to turn my love for exploration into a career. I’ve cre- ated content for Nat Geo, Travel Channel, Men’s Journal, Discovery and more. My goal is to inspire people to get outside and explore this beautiful world–all while giving back. I don’t have a car, I don’t eat meat and I don’t particularly like sleeping in snow caves. 41 Ryan Van Duzer