Josh was born and raised in southern Illinois. At the ripe, young age of five and a half, Josh developed his love for the outdoors when his dad took him on his first deer hunt. His das carried an extra lock-on treestand and hung it in the same tree and pulled him up by a rope tied around his waist as he tried to use the steps to climb. At just 10 years old, Josh killed his first deer. Then at twelve years old, Josh began his obsession for waterfowl when a friend of his dads took him on his first youth hunt. From then on, there was no question what was always on his mind. While Josh mainly spends his time waterfowl hunting, he also enjoys coyote, turkey, deer, and dove hunting too.