Josh has a Bachelors in Psychology with a minor in Sociology and is preparing to begin graduate school. From 2014 to 2017 he undertook and completed a formal mentorship training in Zen meditation and community building under authorized teachers and direct students of Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh. He served for 5 years as a volunteer minister at the Utah State Prison, 3 years as a mentor for BAUS and one year in Americorps as an ESL reading tutor. He has worked for Recovery Ways since 2014 as an RC and facilitated groups in mindfulness, conflict resolution, positive psychology, early recovery skills and Tai Chi.
He is passionate about recovery and mental health and has been sober since June, 2009. In his free time he enjoys reading, playing music, hiking, spending time with his kids, going on meditation retreats, writing poetry and drawing.