As the Governor’s Maritime Sector Lead for the State of Washington, Joshua works as the liaison between maritime industry interests, Governor’s office, legislature and state agencies. As Sector Lead he focuses on economic development, building public/private partnership, and ensuring a 21st century workforce. In his role, Joshua also facilitates the Washington Maritime Federation as network that touches the many diverse and interdependent sub-sectors of the industry. Previously, Joshua served as Director of the Washington Maritime Federation and brings extensive maritime industry experience to his position. He earned a Master’s Degree from Antioch University Seattle in Participatory Planning. Joshua is also a professional Merchant Mariner having worked in the towing industry and spent six years as captain, of the historic schooner Adventuress.