Josh moved to American Samoa in June of 2016 to pursue a career with RDA Law Firm. He and his wife, Trina, resided in the village of Nu’uuli, where they help care for the neighborhood mutts. A life-long animal lover, one of the first things that Josh noticed upon arriving to the island was the vast number of dogs in need. Although he isn’t a veterinarian or conservation expert, Josh is dedicated to putting his legal training to work for animal welfare in American Samoa.
Josh obtained his J.D. degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Bowen School of law, and is licensed to practice in Arkansas, Kentucky and American Samoa. Throughout his legal career, Josh has advised non-profits. He brings this expertise to the board of Coconut Mutts.
Josh also has extensive experience organizing fundraisers. During his tenure with other charitable organizations, Josh generated significant contributions for ALS research, The American Red Cross and student scholarships at his alma mater. As one of the American Samoa members of Coconut Mutts, Josh hopes to lead similarly successful fundraisers. Josh now lives in Texas with his wife and coconut mutt Bo.