Josh is an East Coast transplant from the Gunks of New York. He has been working in the outdoor industry since 1996. Josh is an AMGA Certified Rock Guide and holds a BA in Outdoor Leadership and Recreation Site Management from Prescott College.
In addition to guiding, for years, Josh was employed as a climbing ranger at Rocky Mountain National Park where he performed search and rescue. Josh has done rigging as a high-angle grip for filming productions such as the Amazing Race and X-Games. Josh is also an entrepreneur, having owned an interest in two guide services — Adventure Concepts and Aspen Alpine Guides.
Josh has achieved more than 400 trad and sport first ascents, including adventure routes in the Black Canyon, first summits of desert towers, and beginner-oriented crags at Independence Pass, CO, Lower Sullivan’s Canyon, AZ, and Moab, UT.
Josh is a well-traveled climber. He completed several successful expeditions to the Cirque of Unclimbables, Patagonia, Mexico, and Alaska. He has also roped up in Thailand, Turkey, Greece, Italy, Croatia, Slovenia, and Spain.
As a CAMP USA athlete, Josh has enjoyed leading clinics and testing products since 2007.
While a dedicated climber, Josh also enjoys guiding skiing, especially multi-day hut trips. Josh has an intimate knowledge of the 10th Mountain Division Huts Association’s system, having worked as a hut keeper.
Fortunate to have discovered climbing in his youth, Josh now donates time to the climbing community. He rebolts climbs with support from the American Safe Climbing Association and served on the board of the Friends of Indian Creek.