Joe was born in Miami, Florida and currently lives in Tampa, Florida. He’s the product of a single mother with a Christian upbringing. Joe and his family were migrants that traveled throughout the country working in the fields, picking vegetables and fruits.
He lived in government housing and attended a Head Start program through the Redlands Christian Migrant Association as a child.
As a teenager, Joe discovered a love for music and learned to play different instruments. He pursued music and aspired to become a recording artist; however, peer pressure and temptation led him towards the wrong crowd, and was expelled from high school. After graduating with his high school diploma from the High School Equivalency Program at USF, Joe continued on the wrong path and eventually landed in prison.
After his life changing prison experience, Joe received degrees in business management, economics, and political science, studied business innovation in Europe, and launched his company Zuniga Marketing, Inc. Unfortunately, during this time, his mother’s health drastically deteriorated so Joe became her primary care taker as well.
Joe’s mother passed away on New Year’s 2015. She inspired him to tell his story and help others. Joe now performs his music and shares his powerful story in a unique, entertaining, and inspirational way at every memorable event. In addition to sharing his own unique story, he hopes to be a voice through which others can share their stories.
In 2011, Joe realized his adolescent dreams and decided to professionally launch his singing career. In 2012, Joe became the first in Florida to be nominated for a Tejano Music Award and also won a Tejano Globe Award for his first single. Joe was also a finalist on the international Latino talent show Tengo Talento Mucho Talento. Since then, Joe has traveled and performed at various venues throughout the country, has won other Regional Mexican music awards, and in 2016, released his first book “Debra LaFave – A Crown of Beauty for Ashes”.
2012 Nominated as Best Male New Artist for the Tejano Music Awards. 2012 Winner of Best New Male Artist for the Tejano Globe Awards. 2017 Winner of the Mexican Regional Award for Caravana Musical Awards. Finalist of the show I have a lot of talent Talent.
Zuniga Marketing provides niche marketing services combined with proven strategies to reach Latino consumers in our area while maximizing our clients' return profit. We provide numerous advertising and marketing services including promotional flyer distribution and poster advertising, print advertisements, radio advertisements, television advertisements, and more.
The purpose of this book is not to explain, embarrass or hurt. It is not for me to judge, but to ask myself how did Debra LaFave become a teacher?