Josh was born and raised in Indiana, spending his youth playing tennis and learning to ski on the small slopes of southern Indiana. Internships and school gave him the opportunity to move further west, where he first discovered his passion for the mountains. A Midwestern flatlander for the first half of his life, Josh was eager to make up for lost time in the mountains, filling his free time climbing new peaks. He is passionate about learning new skills, whether in the mountains or in school, and enjoys helping others find their own love of the outdoors. Josh holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in aeronautical/astronautical engineering from Purdue University and Stanford University. He spends his off-seasons working as an aerospace engineer. When not in the mountains, he enjoys trail running, working out, and training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
- Mt. Rainier, Washington (14,410') | 10+ summits via Disappointment Cleaver, Ingraham Direct, and Kautz Glacier
- Mt. Baker, Washington (10,786')| via Easton Glacier
- Mt. Adams, Washington (12,281') | via South Climb
- Forbidden Peak, Washington (8,815') | via West Ridge
- Mt. Whitney, California (14,505') | via Mountaineer’s Route
- High altitude trekking in Nepal
- Various other peaks throughout the western U.S.
- Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
- Wilderness First Responder (WFR)
- AIARE Avalanche Level II
- Leave No Trace Master Educator