Founder of Acropedia.org, AcroLove Festivals, and Acro Revolution
St Louis, Missouri
Josh is happiest when he is empowering others to be the best version of themselves. He spends all of his free time flying everyone through hand-to-hand, washing machines, whips, and pops! When he is not tossing someone around, he is dorking out on cataloging every single acro washing machine, pose and transition. After spending years searching for acro videos on YouTube, Josh came up with the idea to build Acropedia.org: a free resource for acrobats everywhere. Not only does Josh have a deep love for high-level acrobatics, he also practices acropeutics, an inversion healing practice.
Josh’s movement journey began when he was tormented by lower back pain. After 14 surgeries and hundreds of doctors he found no relief from chronic pain. Josh healed himself through yoga and mindfulness practices.
Josh spent over a decade as a critical care registered nurse, working in intensive care. His passion for healing others developed into his passion for partner acrobatics. In Josh’s own words, “Yoga saved my life, Acrobatics saved my soul.” Josh’s mission in life is to spread acro, offering it out to the world as a form of healing between the connections within yourself and your community.