Joshua has been paddling and teaching for over 20 years for Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission, an American Canoe Association Pro School, where her serves as the Outdoor Program Manager.
A native Rhode Islander now living in Charleston SC, Joshua has a long history on the water working in all three domains. Joshua has worked as a commercial lobsterman in Block Island Sound and has been racing sailboats since a young age, which he continues to do in SC.
Joshua is most happy when he is teaching in the outdoors and sharing his knowledge with both youth and adult. His coaching adventures have taken him all over the continental US, Hawaii, Europe, and Japan. Josh’s credentials include: American Canoe Association (ACA) L5 Advanced Open Water Instructor Trainer Educator, ACA L3 SUP Instructor Trainer Educator, L-2 Canoe Instructor Trainer, and ACA L4 Whitewater Kayak Instructor. He is also endorsed as an ACA Traditional Skills and Adaptive Paddling Instructor.
In 2012 Joshua was awarded the ACA’s Excellence in Instruction award for his teaching and curriculum development contributions. In addition, Joshua has served as a Board of Director for the American Canoe Association (ACA) and chair of the ACA’s Coastal Kayak and Stand Up Paddleboard Committee and is an brand ambassador for BIC Paddleboards, P&H Custom Sea Kayaks, Werner Paddles, and Northwest River Supply.
As the current chair of the Charleston Outdoor Fest and East Coast Paddlesports Symposium, he has continued the tradition of establishing this event as the premier paddlesport event, not only on the east coast, but the country as a whole.