It is finally time for me to introduce myself, I am the man behind the camera, taking all of the amazing photos of my beautiful girlfriend, Nicole. She says I need to work on my photography skills, but I beg to differ.
My name is Josh, and when we compare this post to the “Who Is Nicole” post, I am going to seem slightly boring, but I will try and make it entertaining. I’ll start with where I think my story should start. In 2009 I joined the Marine Corps, spent some time on Camp Pendleton, 29 Palms, and Okinawa Japan as a Heavy Equipment Mechanic. Each one of those deserves a dedicated blog post and who knows maybe one day those will come. After I left the Marine Corps in 2013, I went back to construction in California, where I am originally from. I finally decided to get back to what I like the most; Wrenching. I left construction after they decided I was going to move across the country for a pay cut to attend Universal Technical Institute.
That was the best move I have made to date. I moved to Arizona in 2015, and Graduated from UTI in 2016. Not long after that I met Nicole through some friends. We have been inseparable ever since. I think we have spent a whole 5 days apart, and that is because she was out of town for a bachelorette party. So I guess you could say we enjoy each other’s company.
I would like to say I have been an avid outdoorsman since the beginning but I never had the willpower to get out and do anything by myself before I met Nicole. She has really dragged me out of my shell and gotten me onto that track we are now. I am an avid hunter. I go every year and Elk hunt with my father and brother in the mountains of Colorado.
I enjoy anything that puts a wrench in my hand. I am a field service technician for an equipment rental company. It’s a passion that started at a young age. My dad bought a 1966 Ford Mustang when I was 14 years old that we started building together. I can’t even tell you if he bought the car with the intention of me one day having it but that sure is how it turned out! I wouldn’t be where I am today without his help. He taught me everything I know up until now and it got me through school ahead of the curve. I am extremely grateful to have him in my life. I can safely say he is my best friend just as much as he is my father, so a huge shout out to him.
So before this tangent gets too far along, I just want to thank everyone in advance for reading the Blog and showing your support. We hope to keep you entertained and informed on our adventures and hope you guys will take the chance to read, and possibly partake, in our adventures off the beaten path.
Stay tuned for upcoming posts in “The Man Cave”. I hope to keep the posts there more geared towards the Gentlemen in the group. We will cover the gear we use, the roads we take, and possibly some of the automotive adventures that get us to our destinations. Enjoy!