Joshua was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the oldest of three children. As a second generation Mormon growing up in the 'mission field' of New England, Joshua actively attended the West Bridgewater ward, early morning seminary and the various youth programs.
He attended BYU (Provo) from 1998-2000, but because of his growing attraction to men decided not to serve a mission. Following 10 years of struggle and prompted by the suicide of a friend, he made the decision to embrace his sexuality.
Joshua has a strong interest in comparative theology, ignited by nine years of working as a Funeral Director and Embalmer and enjoys discussing matters of faith, ritual, religion and spirituality with those of various organized faith based communities. On his spiritual path, he has found solace and peace in traditional Quaker philosophy and attends the Friends Meeting in Salt Lake City, where he resides.
Besides his work with Affirmation and passions for social justice and education, other interests include Russian literature,community theatre, gourmet cooking and anything Irish. He is also a Freemason.