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Josh is originally from Birmingham, Alabama. He started his rafting career on the Ocoee River the summer of 2008 for Ocoee Rafting. After a couple of seasons, he moved to Rotorua, New Zealand in December of 2010 to pursue rafting full time and to learn how to whitewater kayak. Since then he’s spent more than 250 days each year on rivers for work and recreation. Josh summers in the Northern Hemisphere and was raft guiding on the East Coast, bouncing between the Ocoee River and Youghiogheny River until he found Wet Planet and the White Salmon River. During the winter months, he heads to the Southern Hemisphere (where it is summer) and works for River Rats Raft and Kayak as a trip leader, sledge guide, and raft support kayaker on the Kaituna, Wairoa, and Rangitaiki rivers. He has also done some guiding in Honduras on the beautiful Cangrejal River. When Josh is not working, he enjoys whitewater kayaking, rafting, camping, and mountain biking.

Josh feels fortunate to have traveled around the world to kayak and has competed in the United States, Quebec, Northern Sumatra, and New Zealand. However, he says that kayaking isn’t so much about the competition as it is the opportunity to travel and experience different rivers. He enjoys rafting professionally because it allows him to share the magic and beauty of the river with those who otherwise might not have the opportunity to experience it themselves.

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What Guests Say About Josh

“My friends and I did a half day White Salmon River trip. Our guide was Josh and he was AMAZING! Not only did he keep us safe and entertained on the river, he was able to provide a lot of history about the river and tons of info on the local wildlife, which we LOVED! The river was running very high at the time, but he was sure to give us all the safety warnings before the big rapids and kept the group in the raft the whole trip. Josh was friendly and it was like he was part of our friends group. We had SO MUCH fun and it was a great end to our week long PNW trip! Highly rec Wet Planet and Josh! – Karen, Annie, Allegra, Allison, and Meagan” – Karen L., (Tripadvisor, 6/13/22)

“This adventure was so much fun the river was very fast with great rapids. Josh was our guide and he made the trip with fascinating information about the history of the river and excellent paddling directions. The whole outfit was amazing from the loaner gear to the very detailed instruction and safety planning. Best 4 hours I’ve spent in a while I would definitely go again.” – Amanda S., (Tripadvisor, 6/23/22)

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