Meet Joel!! This standout Laner has been part of the NYC team since June! Originally from Texas, Joel graduated from Albilene Christian University in 2016 with a BFA in Musical Theatre. When he’s on not working on the Lane, you can find him with friends in Washington Heights, indulging in movies, or giving guided tours of the Statue of Liberty! We are so proud to have Joel as part of our team!
What is your favorite part about working on the Lane?
I love the company culture and all of the people I’ve encountered! Working with people that bring fun, cool energy and a desire to do their best at each event is so refreshing.
What has been your favorite gig with Mustard Lane?
I got to be the Team Lead for a Pride Installation/Happy Hour that was happening at Brookfield place to celebrate World Pride and raise money for an LGBTQ youth support organization.
What do you do outside of the Lane?
I’m an actor and a producer, but when I’m not working on theatre or on the lane, I work as a New York neighborhood tour guide. I give tours of the Statue of Liberty, Central Park, Chelsea, etc…as well as more niche tours like a tour of movie filming locations or a Ghost tour of Greenwich Village.
What is your greatest accomplishment?
In 2017, my production company workshopped and produced an original show called Brotherhood off-broadway in association with the Araca Group. I feel like a proud dad every time I talk about the show – it was so thrilling to breathe life into it and watch it grow.
Chocolate or fruity candy?
Chocolate, every time. The new Hazelnut M&M’s are dangerously good.
What is your morning routine?
I try to fit in Yoga and some quiet time every morning, if I have the time.
What is the last great vacation you took?
I went to Hawaii last year, and it was my first time seeing the Pacific Ocean. Magical.
What is the last book you read/movie you saw?
I just saw Toy Story 4, and it was very emotional. I’m not ashamed to admit that I cried more than once.
What is your go to coffee order?
Iced coffee + almond milk. Even in the winter 🙂
What is the best piece of advice you’ve received?
Don’t be afraid to make mistakes…and learn from them.