Dr. Joe obtained his bachelor of Science from Truman State University in , he graduated from Southern Illinois University- Edwardsville, school of dental medicine in 2001. Dr. Schmieder then joined the Department of Health and Human Services' Indian Health Service and lived and worked on an indian reservation in a remote region of Northeastern Arizona. He spent 2 years in public health service, after which he returned to his hometown in Missouri. He has been in private practice since 2003. Dr.Joe and his wife, Mackenzie, live in Jefferson county with their 4 children.