Jo was born and raised in Saanich BC, near Victoria. He studied economics and finance at the University of Victoria, and once graduated, he joined BC Tel. Throughout his 35-year career with BC Tel, Jo volunteered for a variety of organizations primarily focused on youth and poverty. He has volunteered for several local organizations, including President/Director at Large of Forward House Community Society, Shorewood/San Pareil Rate Payer’s Association, Knox United Church programs, and as a member of the Rotary Club of Parksville A.M. He has three daughters and eight grandchildren. Jo was elected to the SOS Board in June, 2019.