Josh knew at a very young age that music was in his soul. "When I was little," he remembers, "I would sit at the table before dinner, and I would pretend the table was a piano."
After years of pounding away on the dinner table, Josh’s parents surprised him with his very own piano. "I was eight at the time, and I immediately asked my parents to sign me up for piano lessons, and I took lessons until I went off to college."
Piano turned out to be just the beginning for this multi-talented musician. In seventh grade, Josh signed up for a music class and decided to try out drums because, as he says, "My brother had played the drums, and I thought it was really cool." He and some other students in the class even formed a band. Josh went on to be the drum section leader in his high school band. By the time he graduated, he had taught himself how to bass and guitar.
Josh’s love of music continued to grow as he got older, but when he was unemployed, he had to pawn his instruments to get by. After 18 months of unemployment, Josh finally landed a job at Goodwill in November 2010.
Since then, he has been able to buy back some of his instruments.
"Goodwill makes me very happy because they gave me a chance when no one else would."