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 agencies Outdoor Program Manager.
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, ACA L4 Whitewater Kayak Instructor, L-2 Canoe Instructor Trainer, and is 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 committee.
Joshua was the first ACA SUP ITE and is credited with authoring the first curriculum adopted by the ACA. He now serves as past Chair of the committee and with many other talented trainers has helped the program grow leaps and bounds,
As the current chair of East Coast Paddlesports & Outdoor Festival, 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.
Home Town: Charleston, SC
Favorite Discipline: Flatwater
Favorite Sup Spot: Folly Beach
Board: BIC World Series
Paddle: Werner Grand Pix
Industry Affiliations and Certifications
ACA L-3 SUP Instructor Trainer Educator (surf/coastal)
ACA L-5 Coastal Kayak Instructor Trainer Educator (traditional endorsement)
ACA L-2 Canoe touring Instructor Trainer
ACA L-4 WW Kayak Instructor
Awards and Accolades
2012 ACA Outstanding Instructor