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Joe Ricker

Joe Ricker is a former bartender for Southern literary legends Barry Hannah and Larry Brown. He has also worked as an innkeeper, cab driver, acquisitions specialist, Kirby salesman, professor, lumberjack, ranch-hand, and strip-club bouncer. He grew up in Maine, attended Marion Military Institute in Alabama, and pursued a degree in English and psychology at the University of Mississippi. For more than two years, Ricker lived out of his vehicle and travelled the country before settling in Reno, Nevada, where he hikes daily with his four-legged partner in crime.