Joshua enjoys being called a “serial entrepreneur”; as the founder of The Gun Dude and a founding steward at YourMethod, his passion for building novel communities shines through nicely. Before devoting himself to the full time pursuit of his passion as an entrepreneur, he was a Counterintelligence Agent at The Pentagon Force Protection Agency. That was preceded by a 10-year career as a Paramedic with some occasional forays into carpentry as a trade.
Joshua’s educational career has spanned over a 12 year period and includes an MBA, a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, numerous Community College courses, certification as a paramedic and credentialing as a Counterintelligence Agent by the Joint Counterintelligence Training Academy. What may appear to be a disjointed path of coursework is exactly how Josh likes it, as he believes that being a generalist is crucial to success in a dynamically changing world.
Joshua earned the award of Eagle Scout at 18 and joined the US Navy at 20 serving honorably for five years as a Hospital Corpsman. After his time in the Navy and while attending the University of California, Santa Cruz, he founded the “UCSC VETS” program and “Student Veterans of America at UCSC” to support veterans returning to higher education. He also participated in Mission Entrepreneur, a Veteran Entrepreneur Organization, as the Chair of the Membership Board in an effort to support other veterans in enjoying the satisfaction of entrepreneurship. A little known fact is that Joshua is the Co-producer on a short Indie film, “The Creature,” that was directed by a childhood friend of his.
Josh often finds his creativity fueled by the outdoors and exposure to new and different ideas. He is looking forward to what the future holds for not only the current projects but those that have yet to take shape. If you are ever in Northern Virginia stop in for a cup of Gun Dude Coffee and say hi!