Joshua was born and raised in Iowa but took backpacking trips in Wyoming every summer from ages 10-18. He grew up fishing rivers and lakes in the Bighorns, the Tetons and the Wind River Range, as well as the Boundary Waters in northern Minnesota and his home water in Iowa.
Joshua attended the University of Wyoming and played rugby while also working for the UW Outdoor Program. This gave him even more opportunity to explore the state, and he spent a lot of time fly fishing in Laramie and Saratoga. He also received his training for guiding and swiftwater/high angle rescue while working with the Outdoor Program at the University.
Post-college, Joshua began guiding in Alaska-overall spending nine summers guiding Class 4 white water trips as well as working at a Wilderness lodge guiding helicopter fly-ins fishing for salmon and trout, chasing Kings in the Copper Basin and drilling for gold in the Alaska Range in the fall. He relocated to Pinedale in 2019, where he teaches social studies at the high school and coaches wrestling.
With his extensive travels, he has always viewed western Wyoming as THE premier place to live in the United States and enjoys having such an epic wilderness in his backyard. When not on the river, you can find Joshua backcountry snowboarding, chasing elk, on the wrestling mat or hiding out in the wilderness.