ABOUT ME

I am a native of Colorado and was born in Greeley, Colorado on April 1st, 1980.  Yes, I was born on April Fools Day and that is not a joke.  It was a horrible day to have a birthday when I was young but now it is holiday for me to pay back all the nasty pranks people played on me as a kid. I have played some really good jokes too!  I also think my birthday has assisted in my sense of humor and the pleasure I get in making people laugh.  I love Colorado and have never left this wonderful state.  I also have no intentions of ever leaving.

I grew up in Brighton, Colorado and then went to Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado for my Bachelors in Civil Engineering.  After my Bachelors, I continued my education at Colorado State University and obtained a Masters in Civil Engineering emphasizing in Hydraulic Engineering (Water Resources).  I lived in Fort Collins for a couple years after finishing college working for a civil engineering firm doing water resources, land development and dam restoration.  I then decided to move down to Denver where I am an Associate and Project Engineer in a great engineering firm, J3 Engineering Consultants.  I love what I do and who I work with.  It is a rewarding career. 

I am a Christian.  My faith is very important to me and I try to live my life according to my beliefs.  Faith is being sure of the things we hope for and certain of the things we cannot see (Hebrews 11:1).  I am not perfect, not even close.  I have made numerous mistakes in my life.  However, the trials of my life have taught me so much.  It has made me the man I am today.  The highs and lows make me feel grateful for where I am.  When I climb a mountain, I ascend knowing I am going to be thankful and blessed for where I had just been.  Climbing to me is symbolic of life.

I have numerous passions.  My recent discovered passion is climbing (of course).  My largest passion is God and continuing to learn in Him.  I also enjoy photography, fly fishing, music, the outdoors, biking, running, tennis, cooking, family and friends.  I should also add writing to the list as I sit here and write a novel.

I have a dog Chloe.  She is a Golden Retriever and is my kid.  They say dogs are man best friends; she is mine.  She is timid and cautious but cracks me up.  She smiles when she approaches someone and is a kind, beautiful dog.  

As I write this, I feel like I am writing a profile for some online dating group (not that I have done that…seriously).  Therefore, I feel I should add that I like long walks on the beach, chocolate when I am in a bad mood and camel back rides.  That is hot!

I have to admit, I don’t feel that I am a very good writer.  So you will have to excuse my grammatical errors.  I scored in the 17th percentile on my GRE on English if that tells you anything.  I must add that I scored in the 90th percentile on math and rational thinking.  I am an engineer by nature.  I say that because I know that my writing of this Blog will probably have numerous errors and I figured I should apologize in advance.

Responses

  1. Josh

    Very cool…you still play tennis?
    It sounds like you have been through a lot the past couple of years….that which doesnt kill us makes us stronger……I think your site is great and look forward to reading more blogs.
    I am also a christian and I think the best witness we can be is to not be or act holier then thou…to be real..interact with the world (to a degree) and to not be hypricotes (spelling) in this world already too full of them, and most of them people of faith…take care.

    Gabe

  2. Way to go Josh, everyone misses a good person like you around. Now DROP IT LIKE IT’S HOT!!!!

  3. Awesome job and photos. Love Fat Tire!!

  4. Josh, I randomly stumbled upon your blog as I was doing research on Huron Peak, which I plan to climb this weekend 🙂 First of all, you are a fantastic writer. I have a passion for writing, and I can recognize good skills when I see them!

    Please let me know if you’re ever in need of a climbing partner, I’d be more than happy to join you. I’ve successfully climbed 12 14ers, but hope to add to that number significantly this summer. Feel free to send me an email, you sound like someone I’d enjoy meeting! You and I have many shared interests 🙂

  5. you are also a magnificent photographer- my husband and I marveled at your pictures of Mt. Massive! Thank you for sharing your journey of faith!

  6. I was recently looking up trip reports for an upcoming trip I’m taking to Colorado to tackle 6 of em in a week. Last summer I did the whole John Muir Trail plus some and found, like you describe, utter peace and truly use the time to reflect on myself, on God, and his entire creation. What I find interesting in your blog is you are an engineer, who enjoys hiking, and finds a spiritual journey in the physical one….THAT’S ME! hit me up if you get a chance or are looking for some more hiking partners.


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