Conservation Dogs Program Trainer and Handler
Joshua grew up in the suburbs of Chicago spending his childhood hiking with dogs through the local woods and swamps and helping to maintain the trees, flowers, and vegetable garden at his grandparents’ house. An interest in other cultures led him to pursue studies and work in several states throughout the U.S., as well as Brazil and England. Even though he has enjoyed all of the locations he has lived, the Hudson Valley is the place he loves the most. Joshua is the owner of Painted Dogz training in New York City and is a canine search specialist with New Jersey Task Force 1 and FEMA. He is excited about the opportunity to combine his great respect for dogs and environmental conservation in an effort to help manage the forests and other natural places of the Lower Hudson Valley.