Originally from Massachusetts, Josh graduated with his degree in Outdoor Education from Johnson State College. Josh has been working and living in Northern Vermont for three years since then. A graduate of the prestigious National Outdoor Leadership School's (NOLS) Instructor Course (IC) in Alaska, he worked for several seasons guiding trips in Alaska with them during the summer months, as well as instructing academic field work for students at Radford University in the spring. Now, he is based back in Vermont, where he is a faculty member in Sterling College's Outdoor Education program. Additionally, he is an American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) Certified Single Pitch Instructor (SPI). He has climbed several high altitude peaks including: Mt Rainier, La Malinche, and Pico de Orizaba. He brings his knowledge and experience to clients year-round, whether it's on rock, ice, or snow. Josh's passion for outdoor endeavors have taken him throughout the United States, Mexico, and as far as the southern tip of South America, where he expeditioned for 90 days in Patagonia. Closer to home, some of Josh's favorite climbing areas include Acadia National Park, North Conway, and Smugglers Notch. In his leisure time, Josh enjoys planning and researching for upcoming adventures, playing with his dog Topper, pickling things, and making outdoor gear.
Trainings & Certifications
- American Mountain Guide Association (AMGA) Certified Single Pitch Instructor
- National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) Instructor Course (Alaska)
- American Institute for Avalanche Research & Education (AIARE) Level 1 Course
- New York State Licensed Guide (Rock&Ice, Tier 1&2)
- Wilderness First Responder
- Leave No Trace Master Educator