Joshua is a native of Central Georgia, specifically Milledgeville, where he obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Master of Arts degree in Teaching at Georgia College and State University. He is a graduate of Dale Carnegie Leadership Training for Managers course. Joshua completed the Gatekeeper training course; Question, Persuade, and Refer (QPR) for suicide prevention. He brings 4 years of Safety Coordinator experience predominately gained through the railcar and chemical industry as well as superintendent experience in both industries.
Joshua is an avid sports fan and loyal to the home teams: Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta Hawks, and Atlanta United. The only team that is a favorite that is not local is the Pittsburgh Penguins. He enjoys traveling and exploring the outdoors. Joshua is also involved in some charitable organizations such Humane Society, Jane Goodall Institute, and Friends of the Smokies.