Josh grew up in Bozeman, Montana, as part of an active family with diverse recreational interests. Josh devoted many hours to organized sports and downhill skiing, but it was hunting, fishing and exploring the mountains that truly filled his imagination and his soul.
Josh accepted an academic scholarship to attend Montana State University where he earned a B.S. in business with an emphasis in marketing. In 2002, Josh founded Recreation & Event Services Inc., a small business with a focus on event logistics and hospitality. For the better part of the next 15 years Josh traveled around North America executing corporate meetings, promotions and incentive trips for some of the largest companies in the world.
In 2009, Josh and his wife Kara were married on the banks of the Missouri river in Montana. After brief stints in Seattle, Missoula and Salt Lake City, Josh and Kara moved to Boise, Idaho, where they actively pursue a wide variety of outdoor activities such as backpacking, mountain biking, paddleboarding and skiing. While Josh appreciates those outdoor pursuits, he most cherishes his time spent afield with a bow, rifle, shotgun or fishing rod. Josh served as a co-chairman of the Idaho chapter of BHA for two years, and he is thrilled to be working full time for Backcountry Hunters & Anglers.