Josh was born and raised in Pasadena, California and received his degree in Communication from Seattle Pacific University. After graduation, Josh pursued a business opportunity with Allstate Insurance Company where he gained a strong foundational understanding of the technical side of insurance underwriting. During his years with Allstate, Josh was honored to be selected to receive advanced training in Allstate’s National underwriting headquarters in Northbrook, Illinois.
Josh accepted UWIB’s offer to lead our operations in the Pacific Northwest in May of 2016 and managed that office until 2022 when UWIB expanded to open an office in Nashville, TN. Josh accepted a promotion to handle the East Coast and Southern operations of the company. He is now based in Tennessee.
While in college, Josh built his love for and knowledge of the specialty coffee industry at Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea (now part of Peet’s) and Milstead & Co – one of Seattle’s most honored Specialty Coffee shops, which has been recognized among the top 10 SCAA shops in the US. Naturally these skills empowered Josh to provide exceptional Risk Management and insurance tools to the specialty coffee industry.
Josh is an accomplished athlete, cyclist, and golfer. He has developed close working relationships within the coffee industry, wholesalers and manufacturers, hand-crafted distilleries, and other unique business operations. He is seasoned and energetic and that has the energy needed to help grow the company.