I am Joe Harris, one of Hennepin County Medical Center’s lead Hyperbaric Technicians. I’ve been in diving and Hyperbaric Medicine for almost 20 years. I was a commercial diver for 13 years performing various underwater construction and maintenance projects. In the latter half of my diving career I started working for HCMC as a casual technician, eventually evolving into a full time career and have now been here for 13 years. My specialties lie in the maintenance and mechanical needs of the hyperbaric chamber, understanding and implementation of the US Navy Dive Tables, dive physics as well as design and fabrication of special projects for our chamber. My passion for this industry stems from my diving experience and has only been furthered from my experience here at Hennepin.