As a native of Colorado, being adventurous and exploring the outdoors comes naturally to Joshua. His passion lies in connecting with others and sharing his love for the outdoors.
He graduated with a BS in Recreation from the University of Northern Colorado in 2010, while manning the front desk at his local community recreation center. After receiving his degree, Joshua put it straight to work as a whitewater kayaking instructor in Denver. Racking up over 100 days in his kayak a year, he brought the joys and excitement of whitewater to hundreds of people. Along the way, he was introduced to First Descents, a Colorado nonprofit that provides life-changing outdoor adventures for people impacted by cancer. He spent a few summers volunteering and leading week-long adventures for First Descents, eventually working his way onto the programs team, coordinating half of their yearly programs.
After a handful of years living in the City of Denver, Joshua was anxious to get back to his roots and connect with nature. Durango and Open Sky were a perfect fit. Using his knowledge and compassion to help others achieve their potential, Joshua enjoys his role as Research and Database Coordinator.
In his free time, Joshua enjoys mountain biking, kayaking, fly fishing, hiking with his wife and dogs, and making new friends in the community.