Baker Joseph, West Palm Beach .FL Member Since May 2009 Artist Statement BAKER JOSEPH: Baker Joseph was born in Gonaives, Haiti on February 23, 1989. His primary education commenced in Haiti; however, he graduated from Palm Beach Lakes High School in West Palm Beach, FL during 2009. Prior to graduation at Palm Beach Lakes High, Baker developed his passions for creative expressions as well as being the founder and President of the Haitian Social Club. He is a Christian with a Catholic background. Baker is a role model and positive motivator to all children, teenagers, and young adults. He currently works as an After-school Counselor while completing his Bachelor Degree requirements for Illustration at Fort- Lauderdale Art Institute. During the summer months Baker is a Camp Counselor for OWLC. Because of his entrepreneurial spirit, Baker wanted to instill creative dimensions and inspire young people to discover their own artistic talent. Baker is convinced that dreams can be achieved through positive reinforcements engaged through art as a means of controlling behavior and overall character.