JOSEPH SHUMATE

Joseph was raised in San Diego where he began training at age seven for his first career as a professional actor, dancer, and singer. He officially retired from the stage in 2013 after shifting his sights to supporting the San Diego community as a nonprofit professional. Joseph brings over a decade of experience in nonprofit marketing, communications, and development.

Joseph received a B.A. in Dance and Drama from the University of California, Irvine in 2002 and a Master’s in Nonprofit Leadership and Management from the University of San Diego in 2019. Joseph believes in the power of education and the right of every person to have access to a vocational, community college, or university education. In his spare time, Joseph enjoys reliving his childhood through the eyes of his two amazing children and spending time with his incredible wife.