Joel Frieders is a husband, father, and son. He helps run The Compounder pharmacy with his family in Aurora, Illinois. He is also co-owner of ELEMY, LLC, a development company, also out of Aurora, specializing in rehabilitation construction projects and restaurants. A second term alderman in the United City of Yorkville, Joel's initial focus as an elected official was getting the roads in his neighborhood completed, but with finished in 2018, Joel's consistent focus has been on talking about suicide since 2017. He also likes tacos, craft beer, and craft beer tacos.