Joe Baldo has a Bachelor of Arts in Business from Loyola Marymount University. For 30 years, he owned and operated a video production company in Orange County serving major corporations. Since 2008 his passion has been mentoring youth through numerous area organizations such as Catholic Detention Ministry, Lives Worth Saving (Santa Ana), Angels Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities, Violence Prevention Coalition of Orange County, Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative, Anaheim Gang Reduction Intervention Partnership.
Most recently, Joe made a life decision to pursue a full-time ministry supporting at-risk youth in the inner city. In 2012, he formed Higher Ground Youth & Family Services to create a safe place in troubled Orange County neighborhoods where kids can freely come to experience sports, tutoring, mentoring, and training during a critical time in their lives.