Flathead Salish. Flathead Indian Reservation in Montana.
Joshua grew up close to nature. He lived on his parents' farm in Montana and, as he got older, would take hikes in the forest, as well as outings to collect firewood. He loves the simple repeating patterns in nature and enjoys evoking them in different ways in his jewelry.
He graduated with an Associates Degree in Science from Salish Kootenai College where he had the opportunity to work with tribal instructors that stressed the importance of the interrelationship between science and art. He later went on to get a Bachelor's Degree in Microbiology from Penn State and is now back home studying Biomedical Science at the University of Montana. Joshua is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Montana.
He is happy once again to be close to nature and his roots, and is delighted to have his wife, two daughters, and son with him.